Logan Leger

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

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Conducting User Interviews at Distance

April 14, 2021

This is a guest post by Dan Davis , a product manager who works with us and recently conducted remote user interviews for a client project. He was gracious enough to write up what the experience was like and some of our lessons learned. Thanks, Dan…

Design Sprints, Lessons Learned

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Welcome, Glynnis!

April 12, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that Glynnis Ritchie has joined NewAperio as a senior designer! If you've worked with NewAperio over the last few years, you'll no doubt be familiar with Glynnis and her work: she's been contributing to the design of our…

Company

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Welcome, Nikki!

April 07, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that Nikki Kyllonen has joined NewAperio as a junior developer! Nikki marks our first new hire since transitioning to a fully remote team and joins us from the Bay Area. She’s been on board for about 2 months now and has…

Company

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Mug Retrospective 2020

January 08, 2021

Every year around the holidays we send out gifts to our clients and friends to show appreciation for their support. We like to send out custom coffee mugs and beans. We’re huge coffee lovers at NewAperio so it’s nice to share our joy. Even if you don…

Company, Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

10 Years

December 30, 2020

In January of this year, NewAperio achieved a signifcant milestone: 10 years in business. I had planned on holding a big birthday bash, inviting employees, clients, and friends to celebrate this milestone and the part each of them played in getting…

Company, Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Transitioning to a Fully Remote Team

December 15, 2020

If you had asked me at the end of 2019 if I thought we’d be terminating our lease a year later, I’d have said “no way”. I love our office. It’s a vibrant, welcoming space that we put a lot of intention into designing. Plus, we’ve had an office…

Company, Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Updating and Deleting from Temporary Assigns in Phoenix LiveView

August 07, 2020

Phoenix LiveView is a great library for building real-time, reactive apps that are rendered server-side. We've used it in both large-scale, complex apps and simpler admin dashboards in order to build rich user experiences without the overhead of…

Elixir, Phoenix, LiveView

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Design Sprints in the time of COVID

July 29, 2020

Design sprints have become crucial to our workflow when kicking off projects with new clients. They have become especially fundamental for our work with clients where we’re building a product that has never been released. The reason for this is two…

Design Sprints, Lessons Learned

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Releasing Assert Identity

May 06, 2020

I’m pleased to announce a new Elixir library called AssertIdentity . It’s a small helper library for ExUnit that provides assertions useful for comparing data structures by identity. AssertIdentity really shines in applications that leverage Ecto…

Elixir, Open Source, Programming

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Connected Care Press

April 07, 2020

Connected Care is a new mobile app that lets you keep track of a loved one's care and well-being. It was originally conceived by Dr. Jim Rhorer to help keep track of his elderly mother who is aging-in-place and share updates across his large…

Business, Company, Press

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

COVID-19 Preparations

March 17, 2020

As the world is dealing with the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I sent the following to our clients about our preparations. Our team is already remote and we have a liberal work-from-home policy. That means we’re already set up to work…

Business, Company

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Iowa Caucus App Failure and Lessons Learned

February 04, 2020

Earlier this week Iowa held the first primary in the 2020 US presidential election. What was supposed to be an organized process that reported results within a few hours ended with trickling reports of delays caused by mysterious ”coding issues” in…

App Development, Best Practices, Business, Lessons Learned, Mobile Development

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Helping New Voices “Emerge”: The Big Elixir

October 18, 2019

As fall rolls in, people take time to revel in the joys it brings: pumpkin-flavored everything, brisker breezes (we hope), and - for developers like ourselves - The Big Elixir . This two-day NOLA conference allows the NewAperio team to hone our…

Baton Rouge, NOLA, New Orleans, Elixir, The Big Elixir, development, coding, developers, mobile app development, web app, backend development, frontend development

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Elixir in the Cloud at The Big Elixir 2018

December 28, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering a talk at The Big Elixir 2018, a brand new Elixir conference just down the road in New Orleans. It was a great conference and I enjoyed seeing old friends as well as making some new ones, while…

Company, Elixir, Talks

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Sponsoring Elixir Forum

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…

Company, Community, Elixir

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Welcome, Nick!

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…

Company

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

The Big Elixir

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…

Company, Elixir, Talks

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

NewAperio Added to Elixir Company Directory

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…

Company, Elixir

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Welcome Back

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…

Company

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Intro to Elixir Talk at Activate

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…

Talks, Elixir

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Agile Development Talk at BREW

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…

Entrepreneurship, Business, Design Sprints, Talks

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Code It Up Challenge v2

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…

Clients, Ruby / Rails

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

How We Built the Code It Up Challenge

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…

Clients, Ruby / Rails

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Code It Up Challenge Launch

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…

Company, Clients, Ruby / Rails

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Baton Rouge Walls Project

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…

Community

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Mobile Web Site versus Mobile App: Which is better?

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…

Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Features Logan Leger

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…

Company, Founder

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Heartwaves.org Launches

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…

Company, Clients, Ruby / Rails

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

LSMSA Connections Weekend

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…

Community, Talks

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

In Loving Memory

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…

Community, iOS

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Fast JSON API Controllers in Rails

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…

Ruby / Rails

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Using Pow without Internet Connectivity

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…

Ruby / Rails

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Jambalaya Jam 2011 App Available Now

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…

Company, Clients, iOS

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Being Awesome, One Build at a Time

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.

Company, Talks, iOS

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Welcome, Interns!

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…

Company

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

LSU CCT iOS Bootcamp

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…

Community

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship: Glamor

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…

Entrepreneurship, Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship: Focus

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…

Entrepreneurship, Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship: Failure

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…

Entrepreneurship, Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Creative Louisiana

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…

Community

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Three Reasons to Build an App

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…

Business

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

Read our words, understand our minds.

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!

Company

Logan Leger

Founder & CEO

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