Los Angeles, Calif. — Feb. 24, 2018 – 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.