3/20/2017 – Santa Maria Tech Brew – Virtual Reality v. 2.0

Super Cool VR

Jeff Barnes 

Jeff will be telling us about and demoing Lytro, the world’s first professional Light Field solution for cinematic VR, providing true presence for live action VR through six degrees of freedom. That’s something that hasn’t been done before and it’s very cool.

As CEO of the ComputerCafe Group, Jeff Barnes was named one of the top 200 creative people in the world by Entertainment Weekly magazine. With over 25 years of entertainment production experience, Jeff is a sought-after business professional who co-founded several powerhouse entertainment companies including CafeFX (feature film VFX), The Syndicate (commercial post-production) and Sententia Entertainment (feature film development). Jeff was also vice president of Digital Domain’s 3D stereo division and now acts as an independent production creative, business/marketing consultant and executive producer for projects that are making an impact in a variety of industry verticals.
Jeff’s studios, and the companies he founded, were world-class providers of stunning, award-winning imagery, including Pans Labyrinth, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man, The Kite Runner, Spider-Man™, Sin City, King Kong, and The Aviator, to name few. Other projects include ESPN’s Monday Night Football, HBO’s feature presentation open, the Emmy award winning John Adams and the Universal Studios theme park ride film, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, as well as hundreds of internationally recognized commercials, music videos and adverting campaigns.

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Attendance is FREE!


 Tech Brew is a TED talk with Beer!


Tech Brew is a free networking event for Geeks, Entrepreneurs, and Makers. Softec pays for the snacks with support from our Caloric Contributors. Softec’s deep connections to the tech community allows us to find interesting tech speakers and highlight them as examples of potential in our community. Become a Caloric Contributor and everyone will love you and you get a special shout out at the event. Register at www.softec.org

Meeting Details: 
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Moxie Cafe, 1317 West McCoy Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93455


  • Registration & Networking             5:00 –  6:00
  • Introductions & Thanks                6:00 –  6:10
  • Presentation                               6:10 –  6:30
  • Q&A                                          6:30 –  7:00

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About our Santa Maria Location

The Moxie Cafe has been great as a partner in helping Softec bring Tech Brew to the Santa Maria Valley.
If you have never been to the Moxie Cafe you really need to check it out. They have a commitment to proving tasty, fresh, and healthy choices. This means less guilt from the frequent trips to the snack table at the event.
I have dined at the Moxie Cafe several times and have never been disappointed and my personal favorite is the Tri-Tip Sandwich but the menu is very extensive and healthy.
Moxie is Well Connected 
We are Softec, lead by Geeks, Entrepreneurs, and Makers so connectivity was on the top of our checklist of the things we need for our location and the Moxie delivered on that. They provide free WiFi and wired internet connections throughout the Moxie. They invite you to find a quiet spot(good luck with this at a Tech Brew!) to surf the internet or get some work done. There are numerous USB charging stations and multiple monitors in the meeting room. Moxie really thought through the tech needed to serve the Softec Group.

Arrive Early 
and Save $ @ Happy Hour  
Want to save some money? Arrive early and get your beer or wine at Happy Hour pricing till 6 pm. You have to order before 6 pm but its a great deal.


Santa Maria Tech Brew is a premier Softec Event lead by our fearless Ambassador of Beer & Snacks – Steve Burgess.  This is Free networking of the humankind at its best.