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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 […]

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Running is way more fun in the city.

I mentioned in an earlier post that over the last year, I’ve adopted running more in my declining fitness routines. I’ve always played basketball, worked out or lifted in the gym, but after many years the same exercises and movements eventually get stale. I started running a bit more regularly a year ago when a […]

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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 […]

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New habits I haven’t dropped in 2018

I just came back from a casual 4.5 mile run in the rain and I feel terrific. Before blogging on this website, I wrote all my personal blog content on the Day One app. It’s my safe haven for notes, thoughts and feelings I live that I prefer to keep private. One promise I made […]

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Making network requests more reactive with RxMoya.

The Rx ecosystem is strong. Before RxSwift, I used a brittle wrapper of an “Observable” type in my codebases, just so I could “subscribe” to values. It was really helpful to start, as I personally saw the benefits of being able to bind value changes to your UI, or any side effect really. It worked […]

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About Me

Hi, I’m Leo and I enjoy sharing stories, thoughts, and photos as I navigate through life. Quick facts about me I 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 […]

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Weeks 1 & 2 at The Flatiron School.

Week 1 It is the almost the end of week 1 here at the Flatiron School, a coding school that cultivates professional, entry-level computer programmers in a matter of 3 months. On the first day, one of the instructors told me to enjoy every moment because things move so fast here, and he couldn’t be more […]

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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.

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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, […]