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Welcome to Houston Cloud Computing User Group (BigData/Clusters/IoT) (Mar2017)

Just as Google Apps (Sites)  is being replaced by G Suite, so will this site ... (until then this site is another proof that we've been around since 2008) 
Just as Cloud computing is evolving, so are we ... and you can be a part of it ... read on ... 

Our Vision  (further reinforced)
To offer our community, at no charge, an unbiased single point of contact for everything Cloud & Cloud related (e.g., Clusters/HPC/Parallel/Distributed/Grid, BigData, IoT) — from multiple perspectives (e.g., consumer/enterprise,  provider/business,  developer/technologist) — and from multiple providers (e.g., Amazon, Google, Microsoft, RedHat). 
case in point - site & email are powered by Google Apps; venue is provided by Microsoft Houston; our presentations span multiple products, such as, AWS, Azure, G-Suite, Hadoop, Office365, and OpenStack.

Our History (our evolution with the Cloud)
Founded in 2008 by Anthony {Tex} & Samantha Moreign, with the support of our friends, John Hellman, Victor Chataboon, J Sawyer and others.
2008 to 2010 : HCCUG=Houston Cloud & Cluster User Group - was closed to members only, as the Cloud was in its infancy.
2010 onwards: HCCUG=Houston Cloud Computing User Group - open to all, at-no-charge, focus on Cloud & Cloud related
2017 onwards: revamped HCCUG — monthly meetings, every 4th Wednesday
1. more meetings = more content/goodies/opportunities/goodies for our community
2. more content = while other user groups expand into the mainstream Cloud offerings (e.g., Azure), we forge further ahead, e.g., BigData & IoT
3. more open = more non-Microsoft and more sponsors mean more for our community


attend/help/sponsor click here — https://goo.gl/forms/X6Cpo5aPuCXjYAPO2  
 we will send you 1 reminder the day of the meeting. 
present/speak submit session here — https://goo.gl/forms/CIcR2pKrVn53AGnJ2

Follow Us:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3710223   https://www.facebook.com/groups/HCCUG.org   https://twitter.com/HouCloud   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLEMjqm3YDC4dsOcw43QY9Q   https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Cloud-Computing-User-Group

Next Meeting:  Mar-22,  speaker is Philip Wheat (https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-wheat-088970)

5:30 - 6:15pm  —  meet/greet/network/connect
6:15 - 7:15pm  —  presentation
7:15 - 8:00pm  —  Q&A and Peer-to-Peer discussions

Session Topic:  Docker
Docker. The tool for the cloud. The containerized wonder that every cloud provider is rushing to support. But is that the only use? Is Docker just for the cloud, or is it a much more useful tool for general development. In this session, we’ll cover both what Docker is, some of the standard usages of it, and some of the local and embedded usages you might not have thought about.

Where: Microsoft Office, 750 Town and Country Blvd #1000, Houston, TX 77024. We will also email those who signed up.

Key Sponsors:
Microsoft.com  Houston - for helping us get started with venue (and even free parking at their old/previous location)
Google.com - for Google Apps (e.g., this website, email, YouTube with live-stream, and phone number)
HybridDecisions.com - we thank Hybrid Decisions® Corp, our Founding Sponsor, for being with us since 2008 and helping us reach this growth

Founders & Friends:
   Anthony {Tex} M       – founder, Hybrid Decisions® Corp  & HCCUG.org           
   Samantha Moreign   – co-founder, Hybrid Decisions® Corp  & HCCUG.org     
   J Sawyer                 – president, HDNUG.org 
   John Hellman          – former president, HDNUG.org 
   Victor Chataboon     – former chairman, H-SPUG.org and SharePoint Saturday Houston
   David Cravey           – president, Houston C++ User Group & Microsoft MVP
   Michael Steinberg     – president, HoustonTechFest.com
Thanks to our invaluable founding members 
for all the help before/during/after each and every event and working on this site:
       Valentino  Moreign  
       Zane  Moreign

:  Shout out to the Organizers, Sponsors, and Attendees of  
         Houston SharePoint Saturday: 2016apr9, sign up for 2017apr29

         Houston SQL Saturday: 2016may14 

If you missed these conferences, then 
click here to join HCCUG and we will keep you posted of upcoming interesting conferences.

Enjoy offerings from other community user groups in our region:
Houston C++ Group 
     The Houston .NET User Group 
     The Houston SharePoint User Group
     The Houston SQL Server User Group 


Disclaimer: This is a group where individuals voluntarily come to share their perspectives. By participating in this group, you agree to be polite and respectful of others.  The views, opinions and positions expressed or implied by the individuals (e.g., presenters or attendees) are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of HCCUG.org or its Sponsors.  HCCUG.org and its Sponsors make no representations, warranties or guarantees of any kind (e.g., as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information) and will not be liable for anything (e.g., errors, omissions, or any losses, injuries or damages).   The individuals give HCCUG.org a non-exclusive right to the content presented and discussed, at no charge.