**Join us on Twitter, Thursday at 9pm for a chat with America and Penelope!
America and Penelope Lopez are known as the “The CyberCode Twins”. As Latina twin sisters born and raised in East Los Angeles, they have traveled to many cities and received various awards in tech competitions and hackathons such as the NASA International SpaceApps Challenge, AT&T Developer Summit, HackForLA, IBM Global Mobile Innovators Challenge and many more. Now, they are on a mission to make communities safer thru wearable tech and mobile apps.
Out of their many accomplishments, there are two that highlight their work.
“The AT&T body cam hack was a turning point. We created a prototype of smart body cameras and broke us into the tech scene and our commitment to civic technology and social impact,” according to Lopez.
The Global competition to Barcelona was an international competition that showed that the twins really could compete globally.
“That is freaking unbelievable!”
America and Penelope were recently chosen by the City of Los Angeles for its collaboration of Google Angels’ Lab. They will be talking about what they learn about Google culture and with experts from the city and outside the city focusing on five social impacts, including at-risk of homelessness and attracting and retaining talent of student employees. They believe that we can provide valuable input from their experience with technologies and their travels in Barcelona, as well as their most recent travels to Israel for Startup Nation.
LATISM Technology Twitter Chat with Special Guests Cyber Code Twins
Thursday, July 14, 2016
9 p.m. EST – 10 p.m. EST
Hashtag to follow: #LATISM
Special Guests: @CyberCodeTwins