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
2⟿ and please RSVP on Meetup (click here)
⟹ RSVP will be closed on Dec-11 @ 6pm
⟹ CONFIRMATION will be sent on Dec-12
WHEN : Dec-13 (6ish to 8:40pm)
PARKING IS FREE!!!
Here's wishing each of us make our loved ones feel valued even more during this season of giving!
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:
- something different/new/fresh
- with some Cloud tie-in, e.g., Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.
- 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 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
Event Sponsors ~ new for 2018
Sep-26: Talend … seamlessly 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 )
… 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