Elena Pérez · Software Engineer · Co-Founder Spartanbits, Facebook

Elena Pérez

Elena Pérez · Software Engineer · Co-Founder Spartanbits, Facebook

In college at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Elena decided to teach herself Android and code up a chat app for fun with her friend. Their “fun project” turned into the company Sparanbits, where she built Go!Chat, an Android application for Facebook chat, which had 20 million downloads and 3.5 million monthly active users! She ended up dropping out of college to pursue her start up Spartanbits full time. Elena now builds internal tools for Facebook engineers move faster and better. Elena says “when you have an opportunity, chase it. Go a step forward and if it doesn’t work just stop.”