What do we do?

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Internet connectivity

Internet in the middle of nowhere or Midtown, no request too outrageous.

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High density Wi-Fi

Give attendees and production staff good access to the information they need to run the show and keep in touch.

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Video streaming

High Quality video streaming. Share your event live on the Internet.

Who uses RightRound?

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Delivered and managed Internet services outside of the Austin Convention Center, worked closely with the convention center in their delivery of services since 2005.

"RightRound has such a deep understanding of events and conferences - they are professional, knowledgable, and 'it works'."
-- MICHAEL BROWN, Technical Project Manager

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­Provided Internet connectivity to exhibitors and wifi connectivity to attendees for gdgt live events in cities across America.

"There are so many things to worry about when producing an event. Working with RightRound gives me the peace of mind of not having to worry about if the network will work."
--LEIGH ERSKINE, Operations Manager

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SF MusicTech Summit

Delivered wireless Internet networks supporting hundreds of high bandwidth users at numerous events since 1998.

"We are quite proud of the excellent wireless bandwidth which we provide to our attendees at the SF MusicTech Summit, and the RightRound team are the understated geniuses who set it up, and keep it working."

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Stone Circle Productions

Delivered and managed Internet services, including high density WiFi for attendees at clients' events.

"RightRound not only understands the technical needs of flawless wifi during a major event, but also the event & conference industry, and how the venues operate. With their knowledge and experience, I am always assured that I am getting the best deal possible for my wifi. I am never at the mercy of the wifi provider's sales department. Furthermore, they're as concerned about the success of our events as we are."
-- CHAREL MORRIS, Stone Circle Productions

What are we about?

Our mission

RightRound was created out of the successful Internet services delivered at SXSW including attendee WiFi, video streaming, and event production since 2005. Internet technology has an increasing role in events of all kinds. RightRound is the effort to provide the successful solutions that have been used at SXSW to others.

Cliff Skolnick

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Cliff Skolnick has more than two decades of experience in Internet servers, security, and connectivity. He was a co-founder and chief information officer of Organic Online, where he designed the network and server architecture used by such high-profile clients as Volvo, Levi's, Sybase, MCI, Netscape, Saturn, and Microsoft. Before Organic, Cliff applied his networking and software skills at Sun Microsystems in the Internet engineering group as the project lead on one of the Internet Firewall Projects. He also worked at Sun as a developer in the Clustered Systems group and as part of the Sun Professional Services organization. He is a founding member of Apache Group/Apache Software Foundation, the most popular web server used on the Internet. Cliff started DJing in 1980, and still thinks every band needs a synthesizer.

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Shannon Blackburn

Shannon Blackburn brings to RightRound over a decade of motion picture production management experience that encompasses work on feature films, commercials, television series, web series and many live music webcasts. Career highlights include AT&T’s “World’s Loudest Pep Rally” featuring Dave Matthews Band at West Point, the Austin City Limits Music Festival 2005 CD and DVD set, the web series LollaLives, which helped revive and re-define the Lollapalooza brand, Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, and 8 years of live webcasts from Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits Music Festival. With every project, her goal is to deliver first class service, and leave clients with a smile on their face. Shannon loves karaoke and thinks every band needs horns.

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Joe Vallarta

Joe Vallarta joins the RightRound team with over 8 years of experience in networking management under his belt. While attending college in Houston, TX, Joe worked for Halliburton for 4 years as their Subject Matter Expert on core applications and support. Upon graduating from Texas State Technical College, he served as IT Technician for Hilton Americas-Houston. After 9 months working at the Americas, Joe was promoted to IT Manager of Hilton Post Oak. One years later, he accepted the promotion that brought him to Austin as the Director of IT for Hilton Austin, where he served for 2 years. Joe says the greatest parts of his adventure in the hospitality industry are the amazing people he met along the journey. Joe doesn’t always sing along to his favorite songs, but when he does, he sings along to the guitar solo as well.

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