HCCUG.org is now HybridCloudGroup.org

Per HCCUG.org's 10th anniversary announcements and given the over 1.6K (& growing) members with varying technology interests ~ all HCCUG.org efforts are being streamlined and gradually phased over, as of 2019, to be powered by HybridCloudGroup.org

✥ Our streamlined/focused user groups/meetups

continuing to provide something new/fresh/different with the Cloud from — Google, Microsoft, RedHat, DIY Cloud, etc.

2019 ♦ Houston TensorFlow & Applied AI/MLto focus on Data Sciences +++

2018 ♦ Houston Google Cloud a.k.a GDG Cloud Houston … Google approved user group for Google Cloud in Houston

2010 ♦ Houston C, C++, & D to focus on what {Tex} calls Crux Computing (covering Rust, etc.)

… Houston C++ user group was founded by Microsoft MVP of MVP's, our friend, & all-round great guy, DAVID CRAVEY, … Houston C++ joined Meetup on Jul-6, 2013 … group expanded to include C lang and D lang efforts of Zane Moreign , and in now powered by HybridCloudGroup.org

2008 ♦ Houston Cloud & Cluster Computing to focus on Performance Computing (includes IoT, and Quantum computing)

… founded in 2008 as Houston Cloud & Cluster user group focused on HPC & the "then new" thing called Cloud… was renamed to Houston Cloud Computing to highlight us as THE Cloud folks for Houston, after all our founder/Tex was part of the Microsoft's cloud happenings under NDA… David Cravey sponsored & strongly encouraged us to list on Meetup.com and between 2017-Feb-21 and now we already have 1K+ members… 2019 after 10 YEARS, we now have HybridCloudGroup.org so this group can focus better on its roots Cloud + Cluster to achieve Performance Computing

Monthly-cadence event: Feb-26 evening

click here to REGISTER ~ Confirmations will be sent on Feb-25/Tuesday

A big shout out from our 108+ registrants of our 1st "Houston TensorFlow & Applied AI/ML" event, to our amazing speaker Lak (Google's BD & ML Tech Lead) and Jake Krupski (our Google contact) for an awesome Feb-20 evening — Thank you Google!

— Thank you Hybrid Decisions Corp, for being our Founding Patron, and for sponsoring all our efforts that led to this event, and continuing to fund us with all our endeavors!

✥ NEW launches happening in 2019/2020

⤷ Rest assured our core principles remain, such as, MEMBER PRIVACY (attendee list)

      • In 10+ years, WE NEVER GAVE OUT our member/attendee list, and thank our select few sponsors for respecting this!!
      • new Sponsor-invitee Feedback: Sponsors need to know who they invited and who showed up. Sponsors get a list of, "ONLY those attendees who flag they were invited by that particular Sponsor" during attendee registration (e.g., those who flagged "via Google employee" for event-190220) — Launched!

⤷ New streamlined focus between meetups & events, NETWORKING & TALKS

      • new entity HybridCloudGroup.org to take over HCCUG.org's efforts & more — Launched!
      • streamlined Houston Cloud & Cluster Computing user group back to our roots of performance computing Launched!
      • new Houston TensorFlow & Applied AI/ML user group — Launched!
      • new C & D language focus added by Zane Moreign, with David Cravey's blessing, to David's C++ user group — Launched!
      • new Monthly Cadence (LAST TUESDAY**), multiple Venue option, multiple focus User Groups, and more — Launched!
        • More venues to be announced for other events as needed

⤷ New collaborations for special programs & events:

      • new HybridCloudLabs™ program will include Google training in collaboration with Google, and more …
      • new first HybridCloudNow™ conference, HybridCloudConnect™, and New HybridCloudInsiders™ are in collaboration with HybridDecisions.com
      • new LIMITED Sponsor program ~ we want our members to feel comfortable attending without being badgered with access to select vendors, e.g., Microsoft, Google, RedHat, Amazon/AWS, etc.

⤷ New membership program:

      • ALL our Meetup.com user groups will continue to be @no-charge membership :-)
      • We strive to ensure NO WASTAGE of — (a) Food, (b) Effort, and (c) Resources, e.g., denying a seat to someone who really wanted to attend/learn/network — while still trying to provide more services/benefits (e.g., dietary constraints) and taking care of those who take care of such things, and recognize Speakers & Volunteers, etc.
      • Therefore, ONLY confirmed reservations will have access to events. Ensure you are a registered HybridCloudGroup.org member. Only those registered on this site are eligible to be confirmed and can provide us their preferences, such as, food choices/dietary constraints!
      • To be able to afford these things, we will be launching new LIMITED sponsorship program, new option for members who wish to pay/support our efforts (of course with new benefits) … and welcome any ideas/suggestions!
      • Those who know us know we support those who support us
        1. Those who braved traffic/weather/etc., over the years to attend our events, i.e., Active Members*** before 2019 will be grandfathered into one of the new paid membership levels ~ let's continue to grow together!!!
        2. Those who Serve(d), e.g., our Veterans, etc. we aim to provide extremely feasible options

** NO monthly meetings in Nov & Dec as that's family time but stay tuned as there could be some surprises :-)***Active Members are those who have attended at a minimum of "1" in-person event, yes you read that correctly, "one" event/meetup in a 12 month rolling period and are registered here/HybridCloudGroup.org!

… it has begun …

IF you recognize and desire to be a part of this wave


/*** then, and only then, register directly on this site — even if you are registered on Meetup/Linkedin/etc. ***/

click here to Register/Sign-up as NEW Member on this site — at the still FREE Membership Level


♥ Support those who supported us since the beginning/2008 ♥

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

      • BTW: Do you want to Sponsor | Advertise ? click here

Hybrid Decisions Corp — Founding Patron

  • Our Founding Patron for everything, including getting us Microsoft & Google resources/sponsorship, since 2008 to 2018 for HCCUG.org and now for HybridCloudGroup.org

  • Houston: for providing us with the venue
  • Redmond: for providing us with speakers, preview-content, etc.

In addition to our groups (listed above) ~ we believe the below groups/events provide value for our members

  • Note: We are NOT paid by any of the following entities/persons to list/advertise their events here.

SQL Saturday Hou & BR

we thank Houston Area 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

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

Houston AZURE User Group

Houston .NET User Group

Houston JAVA User Group

more to be listed