Mobile first developers— we must expand our skillset.

I’m a coding boot camp grad. I should be proud to be one— but I’m not. I’m aware that becoming a software developer has opened so many opportunities, experiences and friendships for me over the last 4 years— but still, I’m not proud to be a boot camp grad. I think it has to do […]

Childhood Friends

This is my team. Before the concept of a Followers Friend Request, and now — a  “Close Friend” on Instagram, these are my first true friends. From left to right, that’s Thomas, Karen, Richie, and finally me. Thomas and Richie were those friends— you know, the ones who were down the block who I’d swing […]

About Me

Hi, I’m Leo and I enjoy sharing stories, thoughts, and photos as I navigate through life.Quick facts about meI went to college for Exercise Science and started out as a strength coach for sports teams at New York University. I took a leap of faith three years later and taught myself how to code and […]

The toughest lesson I learned from sports trainer to computer programmer.

The fitness industry does not need innovation.I’m Leo and three years ago, I pivoted from pursuing a three-year post grad degree in Physical Therapy at New York University to learning how to code. Prior to that, I worked at NYU as a part-time strength and conditioning coach for its Division III athletes, and as my […]

Understanding Pointers in Computer Programming.

It’s the start of my second week here at The Flatiron School, and over the last 6 days, our iOS class has been going over the foundation of Objective-C, the language that writes up most of the popular iPhone apps we use. We’ve been reviewing the 150 hours of assigned pre-work given to us the month beforehand, and on […]

Accepted to The Flatiron School for iOS Development

It’s official- I got accepted into The Flatiron School for iOS Development this Summer. The Flatiron School is a 12 week immersive coding camp that provides admitted students with the practical skills necessary to work as professional web and mobile app developers. I just finished my second year as a strength coach for New York University, […]