About Solving For Tech

Since the days of the first PCs, tech has awakened a new set of human skills, birthed new economies, and provided tools that are now integral to life itself. But like all great inventions tech invites as much friction as it does greatness.

At Solving for Tech we’re here to pull at the threads and unravel tech’s truths. We do it with humor, with experience, and sizzle.

The Virtual Events Group

The virtual world, like the physical world, is not one size fits all. Whether it’s the size of the meeting, the types of sessions, the branding, the registration, the follow-up, there are countless variations on the theme. Our mission is to offer you curated advice, opinion and best practices when it comes to creating the virtual side of your event business. Our members include event planners, trade organizations, solutions providers and virtual event platforms and accessories. Think of us as being a virtual event space dedicated to helping you make your virtual event a success.

LIVE & FREE

During the Covid19 crisis our job is to create a directory of all the ways to alleviate social isolation, and stay in touch. Big thanks to the artists, thought leaders, educators and more who’ve stepped up to the creative for you. Check out our guide.

NEWS & MEDIA

For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

Among the laundry list of behaviors that have been upended by the pandemic is what constitutes playtime for kids. Playdates, playgrounds, and outdoor sports all but evaporated as the world locked down. Screens became the intermediary between kids and the physical...

PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

PayPal has been around since 1998. Bitcoin’s first proof came in 2009. Now, they’re, apparently, of marrying age, and digital currency has taken another step towards becoming a mainstream, acceptable payments and investment solution. The move was clearly hastened by...

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

Everyone is peddling happiness these days, and for myriad reasons. The first time I ran into the notion of happiness in the workplace was in 2010 when Jenn Lim became the chief happiness evangelist at Zappos. (She now runs a consultancy called DH, named for...

Building Small-Group Video Rooms into Virtual Events

Building Small-Group Video Rooms into Virtual Events

More online-event platforms are not only offering breakouts but also helping to match attendees who share certain interests. Here’s one example. When a 7,500-person thought-leadership conference aimed at the customers of a data-analytics company was canceled a few...

Zoom Just Got a Lot Happier

Zoom Just Got a Lot Happier

OnZoom, Zapps, End-to-End Encryption, and Core UC Platform Enhancements Lay Groundwork for the Future of Zoom; Over $1.5M in Grants to Remote Learning and Other Social Causes SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the vision keynote of Zoomtopia...

Announcing SXSW Online: A Digital Experience

Announcing SXSW Online: A Digital Experience

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. We have some new event updates to share with you and more to come as we aim to deliver SXSW 2021 in a way that brings together our community of creatives and provides a platform for...