ComingSoon is proud to debut the trailer and poster from the Garage by HP‘s Generation Impact: The Coder, which is a short film that chronicles the coding journey of both Jay Jay Patton and her father Antoine.
The 16-year-old and her father founded Unlock Academy, which is an in-person and online coding school that mentors young people that are interested in STEM careers. Jay Jay wants to bring 10,000 women of color into the technology space. At just 13, Jay Jay designed and built the Photo Patch mobile app, which allows children to send photos and letters to incarcerated parents for free.
It’s the first short film in the Generation Impact series, which the Garage by HP is doing in order to spotlight “young entrepreneurs using technology to break barriers and positively impact their communities. Motivated by the problems and issues they see in the world, these inspiring minds mesh together a love of science and technology with a dedication to helping others.” The film is directed by Samantha Knowles (Tangled Roots, Why Do You Have Black Dolls?) and was executive produced by Emmy-winner and Oscar nominee Steven Cantor and Stick Figure Productions.
Check out the trailer below:
This series underscores HP’s commitment to enabling better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025. HP is partnering with Unlock Academy to provide digital learning to participants in BeChangeMaker, a social entrepreneurship challenge of the HP Foundation and WorldSkills.
Generation Impact: The Coder will be released on June 15, 2021, on HP.com’s digital hub, the Garage and YouTube.