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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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What I learned building a fitness app as a personal trainer-turned 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 […]

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iOS Design Patterns: Delegation

Knowing what design pattern to implement in your code is one of the most important skills to have as a competent iOS developer. No, design patterns have nothing to do with user interface or visual design-who would ever think that? -scratch head- Rather, they are reusable solutions that solve common problems, particularly with communication between […]

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Week 11 & 12 Summary

Week 11 Crunched for time. There is barely any time to blog during project mode. It’s a long 2 week sprint and our team still has a lot to get done. It’s frustrating because everyone on our team is new to this, but we are learning so much. There is no better way to learn […]

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Week 9 & 10 at Flatiron School.

Week 9 Traveler App Week 9 is the start of project mode at the Flatiron School, and that entails developing an app of choice for 3 straight weeks with 3 other classmates. We sort of had a choice with what we are going to make; the deal is each team submits three ideas to our instructors […]

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How to utilize Nibs/ Xibs for reusable views in Objective-C

For my group’s final project here at The Flatiron School, we’re making an app that connects travelers with locals who offer personalized, authentic tours of their city. You can think of it like an AirBnB app in that our app serves as a marketplace for users to present and book tours.

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Week 7 & 8 at Flatiron

Week 7 Presenting Muse at Flatiron Presents Finally finished my part in Flatiron Presents. Every Tuesday here at Flatiron School, 3-4 pairs (2 web, 2 mobile) of students present an app/ feature that they have collaborated on. My partner unfortunately dropped from the program around Week 4, but I tried making the most out of […]