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  • Join us at our first SMV TechBrew of 2019!

    Happy New Year from Softec! 
    Come learn more about the tech being used in escape rooms...

    Escape from Technology?
    The technology behind designing (and solving) escape rooms

    Escape rooms are far more than just a passing fad. They challenge us, get us offline, and bring us together. As the popularity has exploded - the quality, sophistication, and overall experience have been enhanced through the novel use of both old & new technology. Escape room design is a constantly changing environment and the technology to support an escape room needs to adapt as well.

    Will Ruoff is the founder and creator of The Lock Boxx, a mobile escape room. He has been in operation for just over a year and has been challenged from design through implementation with starting a successful mobile escape room, one that is unlike anything currently on the market. 

    How does he come up with new challenges? What are the common elements to successful puzzle solvers share? What are the thought processes and strategies he recommends? How is technology helping he and other ‘room designers’ create more challenging rooms? What might escape rooms of the future look like? 

    Will will also share a bit about what it took to get his company off the ground, challenges he’s faced, and the opportunities for the future.

    Whether or not you are a fan of escape rooms (yet), this is certain to be a fun and interesting topic to learn more about.

    I look forward to seeing you Monday at Figueroa Mtn on Betteravia in Santa Maria.

    As usual, attendance is free, but we would LOVE for you to register as a contributor:
    Become a Caloric Contributor for $20 you we'll give you a shout out at the event.  

    Don't forget to bring your business card for our monthly raffle.

    Date: Monday, Jan 28th @ 5:00PM 

    Location: SMV TechBrew is right off the 101 at an awesome location: 
    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company (formerly Me-N-Ed's) in the back dining area. 


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