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DISNEY ALONG WITH BLACK GIRLS CODE, NISSAN, HP & THE JETBLUE FOUNDATION COLLABORATE FOR THE WARRIORS WHO CODE CHALLENGE

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DISNEY ALONG WITH BLACK GIRLS CODE, NISSAN, HP & THE JETBLUE FOUNDATION COLLABORATE FOR THE WARRIORS WHO CODE CHALLENGE

IN CELEBRATION OF DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME STREAMED ON FACEBOOK LIVE 2/24

LIVE STREAM LINKhttps://www.facebook.com/WaltDisneyStudios/videos/1940473189327330/

 Bright young girls from Black Girls Code came together with Disney, Nissan, HP and The JetBlue Foundation, to livestream a coding challenge inspired by Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, coming to theaters March 9th. Fifty girls from all over the country assembled in Los Angeles on February 24th to become the Warriors Who Code. They ideated, brainstormed and developed coding solutions to common problems involving time, mobility and other concepts inspired by the film. 

The girls were treated to a panel discussion prior to the challenge featuring Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code; Abby Harrison, Aspiring Astronaut; Aude Laurent, Nissan AI Researcher; Susan O’Day, Disney Enterprise & Tech CIO; Taylor Richardson, Aspiring Astronaut and Philanthropist, as well as a few surprise guests. The challenge was livestreamed on Facebook across Disney, Nissan and HP social channels.

The livestream was moderated by Jamie Broadnax from BlackGirlNerds.

About Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”:
Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

About Black Girls Code:

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been committed to providing girls from under-represented community’s access to technology and the 21st century skills necessary to become the tech leaders and creators of tomorrow

About HP:

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at https://www.hp.com

About The JetBlue Foundation:
Founded in 2013, the JetBlue Foundation is committed to supporting aviation-related education in general and Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) in particular. The JetBlue Foundation seeks out programs focusing on communities traditionally under-represented in STEM fields including women, minority groups and veterans. Beyond just grants, the JetBlue Foundation provides in-kind support, mentoring, internships and more to make a difference for the next generation of aviators, dispatchers, aircraft mechanics and pilots. Over the past four years, the Foundation has built lasting relationships with more than 26 aviation-focused programs and provided $512,000 in grants to help these programs take off.
For more information, please visit https://www.jetblue.com/corporate-social-responsibility/ 
 

About Nissan North America:

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. In calendar year 2017, the Nissan Group sold 1.59 million vehicles in the U.S., setting an all-time record. Nissan has more than 22,000 employees (including 17,000 manufacturing jobs) and four manufacturing plants in the U.S. capable of producing nearly one million vehicles annually. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites www.NissanNews.com

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