By: GamerXSociety x The Hidden Genius Project
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Media Contact: Karen Lewis, Going Public PR,

Los Angeles, CA – The Hidden Genius Project, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the diversity gap in the technology industry, and GamerXSociety, a prominent community fostering inclusive gaming experiences, are thrilled to announce their partnership to empower youth in the field of technology alongside Dave & Buster’s.

The collaboration between The Hidden Genius Project, GamerXSociety, and Dave & Buster’s aims to provide young individuals from overlooked communities with access to high-quality tech education and career opportunities. By combining their respective expertise and resources, these organizations aspire to create a more inclusive and diverse tech ecosystem.

Through this dynamic partnership, The Hidden Genius Project and GamerXSociety will work together to develop innovative programs and initiatives that foster interest, skills, and career pathways in technology and gaming. This includes offering coding workshops, game development courses, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities to aspiring technologists and gamers.

“The collaboration between The Hidden Genius Project and GamerXSociety represents a powerful alliance that will drive positive change in the tech industry,” said Dr. Brandon Nicholson, CEO of The Hidden Genius Project. “By merging our organizations’ strengths, we can provide even more opportunities for young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to excel in the rapidly evolving digital world.”

This partnership comes at a crucial time when diversity and inclusion remain critical issues in the technology and gaming sectors. By joining forces, The Hidden Genius Project and GamerXSociety aim to break down barriers and create a more equitable landscape where everyone has a chance to succeed.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Hidden Genius Project in our joint mission to empower and uplift underrepresented youth through technology and gaming,” said Jeff Ivory, CEO of GamerXSociety. “By merging our passions for gaming and education, we can inspire the next generation of diverse tech leaders and create a community that values inclusivity and creativity.”

Popeye Vasquez, Regional Marketing Director at Dave & Buster’s shares, “We are excited to have partners like GamerXSociety along with The Hidden Genius Project extend an engaging gaming and esports experience across 5 Dave & Buster’s locations nationwide— where the youth in attendance will be taught the fundamentals of video game design and then play to complete fun and rewarding gaming challenges across our arcades. We are always happy to be a part of incredible initiatives like this supporting technology creation within our communities.”

These three entities will host Culture Arcade across the country in the Bay Area, Richmond, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta on Friday, June 23 from 11am to 4pm at local Dave & Buster’s locations, which will include educational workshops and panels, as well as a tournament style competition in games. The partnership between The Hidden Genius Project, GamerXSociety, and Dave & Buster’s holds the potential to transform lives, empower marginalized communities, and build a future where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive in the digital age.

About GamerXSociety

GamerXSociety is a community-driven organization dedicated to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility in the gaming industry. Through various initiatives and events, GamerXSociety strives to create safe and welcoming spaces for gamers of all backgrounds, fostering a community that celebrates diversity and encourages positive gaming experiences. For additional information, visit

About The Hidden Genius Project 

The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Through their student-centered, project-based approach, they invest in young Black men, give them access to technology training, and plug them into an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment. To learn more, visit

About Dave & Buster’s

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Coppell, Texas, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 210 venues in North America that offer premier entertainment and dining experiences to guests through two distinct brands: Dave & Buster’s and Main Event. Dave & Buster’s has 156 stores in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada and offers guests the opportunity to “Eat, Drink, Play and Watch,” all in one location. Each store offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. Main Event operates 54 centers in 17 states across the country and offers state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, hundreds of arcade games, and virtual reality, making it the perfect place for families to connect and make memories. For more information about each brand, visit and