Computer programmer teaches homeless to code

When you pass by someone who is homeless in the streets do you notice them?  Do you think “Get a Job!”?   Sometimes it’s easy to forget that is a real person, with real feelings, dreams, and potential.  Sometimes they just need someone to point them in the right direction.

Software engineer Patrick McConlogue decided to do something about it.  Patrick is a computer programmer and he decided to try something.  Offer a homeless man, Leo Grand, $100 or  a cheap laptop, textbooks, and an hour a day of computer programming training.  If you can believe it, he received a lot of skepticism for his idea.  But as this story illustrates, sometimes a little faith in a person goes much farther than a handout.  CNN’s Bill Weir reports.

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