Houston Cloud Computing User Group

… since 2008 …

FIRST HybridCloudFest — Houston Edition

Pre-Registrtion for "Hybrid Cloud Insiders" or anyone who wishes to become a "Hybrid Cloud Insider" ... to be announced shortly

Celebrating our 10th year (2008 to 2018) … with 1K+ members & counting … by launching:

~ New Google Cloud meetup.com/Houston-GOOGLE-Cloud-User-Group (a.k.a., Houston GDG Cloud on Google)

~ New Sponsorship program … SPONSOR registration/sign-up click-here and we will send you the info (extremely limited slots/availability)

~ New site (this one) with quite some Member benefits … MEMBER registration/sign-up click- here

… and more, such as …

✥ Membership — @no-charge (with refreshments) suggest: click here to Register now (improvements on the way)

✥ Event Sponsor — 10min slot available for Vendors|Recruiters … submit via Sponsor|Advertise form (click here)

✥ Job Posting — welcome direct submissions from Event Sponsors

The "3" prongs we aim for in our events/meetings are:

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

(2) Microsoft/Non-Microsoft/Open-Source welcome (eg: Microsoft has a Kubernetes spin), with some Cloud tie-in, e.g., Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.

(3) addressing some specific need/function with a focus on some product

Next Meeting: Aug-22 … A walk in the Clouds

the session details to be announced shortly

Meeting Location & Parking:

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

FREE and paid parking can be found here CityCentreHouston.com/parking/

Sign-in and come to the 10th floor ~ security should let you in ~ if you don't see the security officer, just hang for few someone will be manning the doors :-)

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"

6:40 — main talk on topic with Q&A and Peer-to-Peer discussions

8:20 — continue chats/conversation outside the building :-)

THANKS to our Sponsors … we have "no-charge" events with refreshments (pizza & drinks) … SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Event Sponsors ~ new for 2018

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

Jun-27: Hybrid Decisions Corp … our founder, who was 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

✥ Event Sponsor — 10min slot available for Vendors|Recruiters — submit via Sponsor|Advertise form (click here)

more info see Past Events page

Platinum 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

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

We support other "no-charge" Community efforts

Local Events:

Houston TechFest — 2018-Sep-29

Houston SQL Saturday — we thank @SQLSatHouston for having us Speak at every event!!!

Houston SharePoint Saturday — 2018 event is over

Paid Events:

Linux Foundation Events | Google Events | Microsoft Events