Houston Cloud Computing User Group

… since 2008 …

Celebrating our 10th year (2008 to 2018) … with 900+ members & counting … by:

~ launching NEW Google Cloud (& Developer) focused User Group on Meetup meetup.com/Houston-GOOGLE-Cloud-User-Group ... sponsored by Google & run by HCCUG.org, in addition to meetup.com/Houston-Cloud-Computing-User-Group

~ launching new sponsorship program … SPONSOR registration/sign-up click-here … and we will send you the info

~ launching new site (this one) and new member benefits … MEMBER registration/sign-up click- here

… and more …

Session content guidelines:

(1) something non/pre-mainstream/different/new/fresh

(2) welcome Non-Microsoft/Open-Source with mention of similar Microsoft offerings (if available),

(3) with some Cloud tie-in, e.g., Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.

(4) addressing some specific need/function

some examples: <function/need> | focus <products>

~ 2018: Productivity/GTD with Cloud Suites | focus New Google G-Suite ... Zane {Tex} Moreign

~ 2017: Adoption of IoT | focus on $2 computing with various options ... Phil Wheat

~ 2015: Intro BigData | focus Hadoop ... John Hellman

~ 2010: Leveraging the Cloud | focus on little/no-cost options, Office Live, Google Apps, Azure ... Anthony {Tex} Moreign

NOTE: Vendors wishing to Spotlight Products submit your interest via this "Sponsor|Advertise" form (click here)

Next Meeting … Mar-28:

the sessionCaaS | focus is Kubernetes Critical Questions from the Fortune 500 on building a Kubernetes-based Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) Platform. Kubernetes was originally designed by Google and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and is now available on Azure, AWS, and more.

the speakerJosh Bottum (Linkedin Profile)

the sponsorwww.Canonical.com

2018-Feb–28 Session Info:

the sessionIT Resiliency Strategy | focus is Zerto a single platform for disaster recovery, data protection and workload mobility to, from or between multiple clouds, such as, Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, and 350+ cloud service providers.

the speakerGreg Kucher (Linkedin Profile)

the sponsorwww.Zerto.com

2018-Jan-24 Session Info:

the session Productivity/GTD with Cloud Suites | focus is Google's NEW G-Suite … the NEW Google Sites

the speaker — Zane {Tex} Moreign … see recent Linkedin article on Priceless Personal Privacy | Protection

the sponsordeveloper.Google.com

Agenda — for every 4th Wed of every month:

6pm to 8pm ... if you arrive and the doors seem locked, just text/call (281) 671-4228 (NOTE: this # will not work at other times)

6:00 — meet/greet/network/connect ... with PIZZA :-)

6:30 — a brief word about/from our Sponsor(s) … and some latest news/trends regarding Cloud & Cloud related "stuff"

6:45 — main talk on topic (see session info above)

7:45 — Q&A and Peer-to-Peer discussions

8:00 — continue chats/conversation/discussion outside the building :-)

Meeting Location:

Microsoft Technology Center, 750 Town and Country Blvd #1000, Houston, TX 77024 (click here to open the map).

Key Sponsors:

Microsoft Houston & Redmond

~ for helping us get started (in 2008) with venue (and even free parking at their old/previous Houston location)


~ for Google Apps/G-Suite (e.g., website, email, YouTube with live-stream, and even phone number)

~ for more support in 2018, resulting in us launching/running the new www.meetup.com/Houston-Google-Cloud-User-Group ...

Hybrid Decisions Corp

~ for being our founding and sole sponsor for everything else since 2008 …

We support the following Community efforts


Houston TechFest — (2018 registration not yet open)

Houston SQL Saturday — (2018 registration open)

Houston SharePoint Saturday — (2018 registration open)


The Houston C++ Group

The Houston .NET User Group

The Houston SQL Server User Group

The Houston SharePoint User Group