Logan Leger

Founder. Engineer and entrepreneur. Husband and father. Writes in Ruby, Elixir, JavaScript, and Swift.


Sponsoring Elixir Forum

Logan Leger on October 25, 2018

Elixir has been the theme of 2018 for us at NewAperio as we focus more of our time working in the language. Throughout 2017 we invested a lot of our 20% time in educating ourselves on the language, building internal projects, and contributing back…

Tags: Company, Community, Elixir

Welcome, Nick!

Logan Leger on October 23, 2018

We're happy to announce that, just over two months ago, Nick Scheurich joined NewAperio in our Baton Rouge office as a senior developer. Nick has been a friend of ours for a while and we couldn't be more excited that he decided to join the team. He…

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The Big Elixir

Logan Leger on October 18, 2018

The Big Elixir is a new Elixir conference put on by some of our friends in New Orleans, just down the road from our Baton Rouge HQ. We've made a lot of investment in Elixir lately at NewAperio, and indeed many of our new projects are written…

Tags: Company, Elixir, Talks

NewAperio Added to Elixir Company Directory

Logan Leger on September 01, 2018

We've been really excited to be a part of the Elixir community for a while. In 2018 we're increasing our involvement and investment in Elixir and many of our greenfield consulting projects are now written in our favorite functional language. The…

Tags: Company, Elixir

Welcome Back

Logan Leger on March 14, 2018

After way too long, we have finally kicked Cobbler's Kid Syndrome. As a consultancy, we spend almost all of our working hours plying our craft in service to our wonderful clients. That leaves very little time to work for ourselves. Thus, Cobbler's…

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Intro to Elixir Talk at Activate

Logan Leger on February 26, 2018

Activate is a new yearly tech conference in Baton Rouge that is organized by the local tech community. We were fortunate enough to be involved last year for its inaugural event as sponsors and attendees. This year, I decided to kick it up a notch by…

Tags: Talks, Elixir

Agile Development Talk at BREW

Logan Leger on November 14, 2017

Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week is just around the corner. It's bigger and better this year, taking place over three days — November 14–16 — in downtown Baton Rouge. I'm really excited to see how the event is evolving and am looking forward to the…

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Business, Design Sprints, Talks

Code It Up Challenge v2

Logan Leger on October 31, 2016

After the successful launch of LSU's Code It Up challenge , LSU asked us to work on another version to run again for a new group of prospective students. The lead engineer on the project, our very own Cody Rogers, recently sat down with LSU's CSE…

Tags: Clients, Ruby / Rails

How We Built the Code It Up Challenge

Logan Leger on February 22, 2016

Recently we announced the launch of LSU's Code It Up challenge , a unique coding game we built in collaboration with LSU to reach prospective computer science students. The lead engineer on that project, our very own Jonathan Hooper, recently…

Tags: Clients, Ruby / Rails

Code It Up Challenge Launch

Logan Leger on January 11, 2016

We're excited to announce the launch of LSU Computer Science's Code It Up Challenge. The Code It Up Challenge is a unique game designed for prospective LSU computer science students. It takes participants through multiple levels of coding and hacking…

Tags: Company, Clients, Ruby / Rails

Baton Rouge Walls Project

Logan Leger on March 14, 2012

While I wasn't born in Baton Rouge, I've spent nearly my entire life here. I consider myself a Baton Rouge native, and I love this city. I want nothing more than to see it transcend into a cultural hub where technology, the arts, and people coalesce…

Tags: Community

Mobile Web Site versus Mobile App: Which is better?

Logan Leger on February 14, 2012

The issue of whether to build a mobile-optimized web site versus a truly native mobile app is a widely contested issue. From conference seminars, to popular blog posts, to internal debate amongst our team, this is one of the most crucial debates of…

Tags: Business

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Features Logan Leger

Logan Leger on February 09, 2012

The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report featured me in their latest print issue in the Entrepreneur Section. It's a great article talking about our founding story, where we are today and where we're going in the future. If you're interested in how we…

Tags: Company, Founder

Heartwaves.org Launches

Logan Leger on February 06, 2012

Today we're pleased to announce the launch of Heartwaves.org, a social hub for parents with children suffering from a congenital heart defect. Heartwaves is the dream of founder Jared Broussard, a Baton Rouge native who has a son with a congenital…

Tags: Company, Clients, Ruby / Rails

LSMSA Connections Weekend

Logan Leger on October 18, 2011

I was honored to be invited back to LSMSA, the high school that Evan and I (and a majority of our team) graduated from, to speak. I talked about my college and career path and also some mistakes I've made and lessons I've learned. The talk is titled…

Tags: Community, Talks

In Loving Memory

Logan Leger on October 06, 2011

I remember the first time I came in contact with a device Steve invented, imagined, dreamed. I was nine years old. My father had just brought home one of the new bondi blue iMacs. "Where's the rest of it," I said inquisitively. At this point in my…

Tags: Community, iOS

Fast JSON API Controllers in Rails

Logan Leger on October 04, 2011

We have a Rails app that essentially acts as an API for an iOS app. It provides JSON endpoints to pull some resources. The iOS app only reads data, so the only verb used is GET. There are dedicated controllers just for the API actions — the admin…

Tags: Ruby / Rails

Jambalaya Jam 2011 App Available Now

Logan Leger on September 27, 2011

One of the axioms of our mission statement is to be charitable. This community has done so much for us — it's given us a home, fostered our growth, and provides a platform for expansion — so we want to do what little we can to help give back. The…

Tags: Company, Clients, iOS

Using Pow without Internet Connectivity

Logan Leger on September 27, 2011

I was recently at lunch showing off a project to one of our clients. I don't often think about internet access before I go anywhere — these days I just assume I'll always have internet. Unfortunately, however, this particular restaurant didn't have…

Tags: Ruby / Rails

Being Awesome, One Build at a Time

Logan Leger on August 10, 2011

Being Awesome, One Build at a Time from NewAperio on Vimeo . We were invited to speak at LSU CCT's iOS Bootcamp. Hear our talk on our company, the development process, and how to be awesome.

Tags: Company, Talks, iOS

Welcome, Interns!

Logan Leger on August 09, 2011

On Monday we welcomed our first class of interns. I'd like to take a moment to publicly welcome to the team — we're really excited they're here with us! Beth Findley: Beth is a sophomore at MIT studying computer science. Cade Thomasson: Cade is a…

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LSU CCT iOS Bootcamp

Logan Leger on July 22, 2011

The LSU Center for Computation Technology is putting on an iOS development bootcamp August 1-12. It's open to all LSU undergraduates and costs $300. We've worked with CCT on developing this program and are excited it's something that they're going to…

Tags: Community

What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship: Glamor

Logan Leger on July 13, 2011

I'm getting a lot of on-the-job training regarding entrepreneurship. I've started writing about it on this blog so that others can share in my experiences. The first was about failure and the second about focus . Today is the third post in this…

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Business

What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship: Focus

Logan Leger on July 05, 2011

Last week I talked about failure and how it relates to entrepreneurship . It's worth a read if you're new to the whole entrepreneur gig or if you have to work with or are close with one of us (admittedly, we're a little neurotic). To summarize…

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Business

What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship: Failure

Logan Leger on June 30, 2011

There are a lot of things no one really tells you about entrepreneurship. It's a tough road, really, with a lot of ups and downs and unexpected roadblocks. It's absolutely exhilarating, but there's really no way anyone can prepare you for what's…

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Business

Creative Louisiana

Logan Leger on June 17, 2011

A few weeks ago, I found a link to a talk by Mike Monteiro of Mule Design in San Francisco. It talked about billing and legal issues common with agencies like ours. It's really brilliant and I highly recommend you check it out . The talk was a part…

Tags: Community

Three Reasons to Build an App

Logan Leger on May 24, 2011

We're a web and mobile app development firm, so we build web, iPhone, iPad and Android apps. When we first started, our clients were heavily biased towards web apps. However, over the past few months, that dichotomy has reached parity. The growth of…

Tags: Business

Read our words, understand our minds.

Logan Leger on May 21, 2011

Welcome to our blog. We've worked hard on getting this out and we're excited about sharing our thoughts on entrepreneurship and web and mobile app development in the future. We hope you'll like what we write!

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