Houston Cloud Computing User Group

… since 2008 …

Lots of NEW changes for 2019

Meetup.com does NOT give us your emails, so going forward members of ALL user groups run/managed/organized by HCCUG.org are required to be registered here at HCCUG.org (click here to register)

~ let's make life easier and better for us all!

Next Event: Our Combined Celebration/Party:

~ this was put together on short-notice, a simple get-together for our community ... when here you are not a guest, you are a member of our community!

✥ Our/HCCUG.org 10th Anniversary/Holiday/Christmas Party

✥ Houston Google Cloud UG's 1st Anniversary/Holiday Party

✥ Houston C++ User Group

1⟿ click here to select you Food preference

⟹ RSVP will be closed on Dec-11 @ 6pm

⟹ CONFIRMATION will be sent on Dec-12

WHEN : Dec-13 (6ish to 8:40pm)


Here's wishing each of us make our loved ones feel valued even more during this season of giving!

Going forward, even if you are registered on Meetup/Linkedin you need to be registered here/HCCUG.org

click here to Sponsor | Advertise (new programs launching 2019)

NEW for 2019: venue, cadence, and more

✥ NEW Cadence for Monthly meetings ⟼ Every LAST TUESDAY of the Month

✥ MORE Venues ⟼ to cater to NEW Progams/Events

Venue-1: HCCUG.org @ Microsoft Technology Center, 750 Town and Country Blvd 1000, Houston, TX 77024

Venue-2: HCCUG.org @ Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter Dr, Houston, TX 77042

✥ NEW Programs/Events ⟼ sneak peek of launches scheduled for 2019/2020

⤷ The first HybridCloudNow™ conference

⤷ New HybridCloudConnect™ program

⤷ New HybridCloudLabs™ program

⤷ New Sponsor program

⤷ New Membership program

      • the current @no-charge Membership to be grandfathered for active members (i.e., those who have participated in-person at least 1 event/meetup)
      • eligibility to be select-access to "Hybrid Cloud Insiders" and limited-edition goodies,
      • and quite some more … and it all starts with registering as a Member

✥ Improved Agenda ⟼ every LAST TUESDAY of the month

5:00 — NEW PROGRAM TO BE OFFERED (e.g., peer-to-peer and 1:1 help/consult/network)

~~~ 6ish pm to 8:40pm ~~~

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

6:40 — a brief word about/from our Sponsor(s) … and some latest news/trends regarding Cloud & Cloud related "stuff"

6:50 — bio-break

7:00 — main talk with Q&A and Peer-to-Peer discussions

8:20 — Peer-to-Peer chats (no longer outside the building :-)

8:40 — wrap-up

8:55 — good night folks!

✥ More focused Content ⟼ improve on the "3" prongs:

    1. something different/new/fresh
    2. with some Cloud tie-in, e.g., Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.
    3. addressing some specific need/function with a focus on some product(s)

Gist of what we did in 2018

... so y'all know what we achieved together in our Decade-1 :-)

Celebrating our 10th year (2008 to 2018)

with 1K+ members & counting — gradually rolling out new benefits, such as:

✥ 2018: Launched New Google Cloud meetup.com/Houston-GOOGLE-Cloud-User-Group (a.k.a., Houston GDG Cloud on Google)

✥ 2018: Launched New Sponsorship program (extremely limited slots/availability)… SPONSOR registration/sign-up (click-here)

✥ 2018: Launched New site (this one) with quite some Member-only benefits/programs, .

Thanks to Microsoft for providing us venue all these years until we decided to move in Dec2018:

HCCUG.org @ Microsoft Technology Center, 750 Town and Country Blvd #1000, Houston, TX 77024


THANKS to our Sponsors YOU have "no-charge" events with refreshments

BTW: Do you want to Sponsor|Advertise (click here)

Event Sponsors ~ new for 2018

Sep-26: Talendseamlessly integrates with AWS, Microsoft, Google, Snowflake, and more

Aug-22: Hybrid Decisions Corp … played a part of the birth & growth of Microsoft's Cloud (Azure & Office 365)

Jul-25: Microsoft … special-event: combined with AzureHouston

Jun-27: Hybrid Decisions Corp … played a part of the birth & growth of Microsoft's Cloud (Azure & Office 365)

May-23: Cloudreach … one of the fastest growing European companies making headway in the US

Apr-25: Snowflake … the first UNICORN company of 2018 with the first EDW DB built for the cloud

Mar-28: Canonical … the makers of Ubuntu Linux

Feb-28: Zerto … a Single "IT Resiliency" Platform across 350+ clouds (incl., Azure, and AWS )

Jan-24: Google … Productivity/GTD with Google's NEW G-Suite … click here to get your own NEW Google G-Suite

… more info on Past Events page

Key Sponsors ~ since 2008:

~ Houston: for providing us with the venue (and even free parking at their old/previous Houston location)

~ Redmond: for providing us with speakers, preview-content, etc.

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

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

Hybrid Decisions Corp (Founder & Patron)

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

We encourage our members to enjoy …

Note: We are NOT paid by any of the following to list their events

▹ Google Cloud Community via Houston Google Cloud User Group on Meetup.com

This is another community effort run by HCCUG.org. We run this in conjunction with Google. Our group is listed on Google's Cloud Community meetup listings (a.k.a Houston GDG Cloud)

we thank them for having us every year (except 2018 due to schedule conflict)

SQL Saturday Hou & BR

we thank Houston SQL Server User Group for having us speak at every SQL Saturday in Houston, and brssug for inviting us in 2018

Houston SQL Server User Group

Baton Rouge SQL Server Usr Grp