We are moving our meeting venue back to {Microsoft, 2000 W Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 350, Houston, TX 77042} starting from our next meeting {April/22nd WEDNESDAY  6pm to 8:30pm} and celebrating  iNETA's 13th birthday.


6:15 –      Pizza ... 

6:30 –      Introduction to HBase Explorer (Big Data)  by John Hellman

Have you ever wanted to see what NOSql data was all about?  Not many user interfaces exist to view columnar data in Hadoop.  Come listen to John Hellman discuss HBase Explorer at HCCUG and see NOSql data for yourself

7:30 –      Door Prizes

7:45 –      Open Floor U2U (User-to-User)

8:15 –      Wrap-Up

When: April  22nd  WEDNESDAY ...  6pm  to 8:30pm   

Where: Microsoft Houston,   2000 W Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 350, TX 77042

 Our Sincere thanks to our sponsors
        Microsoft Houston for the venue
        HDNUG for sponsoring the security
        Hybrid Decisions® for sponsoring the food and prices
 We have an open call for registration:
              Members, Speakers, Sponsors
              email us at contact@hccug.org 

Meanwhile enjoy offerings from other community User Groups in our region:

   The Houston C++ Group 
Houston .NET User Group
   The Houston SharePoint User Group
   The Houston SQL Server User Group

HCCUG Vision
The Houston Cloud & Cluster (Computing) User Group offers the community opportunities to learn more about the cloud and its various offerings, from a consumer and business perspective.    We are vendor neutral, i.e., this site is powered by Google, we meet in person at the Microsoft Houston Office, we present on multiple Microsoft and NON-Microsoft technologies (such as Office365, Azure, Google Apps, Amazon), including the equipment and infrastructure to power cloud computing.

HCCUG History
Founded in 2008, the Houston Cloud & Cluster (Computing) User Group was formed with the need to provide a community for people to understand and prepare for the next generation of computing. With the vision of the next generation computing, founder Anthony "Tex" Moreign, knew the need for a forum to provide information, resources and an unbiased community would be needed. Starting in 2010, the group has been open to the public with quarterly meetings. In 2013 changes are in progress to go to a monthly meeting format and expand on presentation and discussion topics.

HCCUG founding sponsor:   HybridDecisions.com

progress of HCCUG
2008 to 2010  - Members Only, sponsored by HybridDecisions.com - HCCUG = Houston Cloud & Cluster User Group
2010 to 2014  - Open Quarterly meetings, sponsored by HybridDecisions.com - HCCUG = Houston Cloud Computing User Group

people behind HCCUG

Anthony {Tex} M              – founder, HCCUG & HDC

Samantha Moreign           – co-founder, HCCUG & HDC

John Hellman                   – former president of HDNUG.org

Victor Chataboon              – chairman, H-SPUG.org and SharePoint Saturday Houston

David Cravey                    – president of C++ User Group & Microsoft MVP

Michael Steinberg             – president, HoustonTechFest.com

NOTE: Our thanks to Valentino {Tex} Moreign and Zane {Tex} Moreign - our invaluable founding members!