HCCUG.org™ is now HybridCloudGroup.org™

  • HybridCloudGroup.org preserves HCCUG.org LOGO & URL as they have 10-years of history and years of Google juice
  • Per HCCUG.org's 10th anniversary announcements ~ given the over 1.6K (& growing) members with varying technology interests, as of 2019, all HCCUG.org efforts are being streamlined and gradually phased over to be powered by HybridCloudGroup.org … more info see About us


✥ Our streamlined 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++ to focus on what {Tex} calls Crux Computing (covering Rust, D, 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 other cover new languages RUST & D efforts of Zane Moreign , and in now powered by HybridCloudGroup.org

2008 ♦ Houston Cloud Computing to focus on Performance Computing (includes Cluster, 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

Next event: May-28 evening

Networking & Talk ⟹ Round-Up: Microsoft Build + Google I/O + Red Hat Summit

✥ Speakers ⟹ Paul DeCarlo (Microsoft), Valentino Moreign, and {Tex}

click here to SELECT your FOOD and RESERVE your seat ~ Confirmations will be sent on a rolling basis


Highlights thus far just in 2019

✥ HybridCloudLabs™ has already done two AI labs, and 1 Bite of Linux


✥ Thanks to Google for the many Google Cloud Next '19 FREE PASSes they gave us to giveaway ~ it was an awesome event!


✥ 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!

Some folks thought our Feb-20 event was a Google event, so, here's some clarification:


⟹ These are our events and our attendees can rest assured that Google (just like all our previous sponsors) is very understanding of our local group's practices — e.g., member privacy, your registration information will not be disclosed/shared without your consent — to date we have never given out our member/attendee list :-)


⟹ We do run specific technology focused events (e.g., "Microsoft Azure" or "Google's ML on GCP") and we always highlight the Vendor (Google/Microsoft/Snowflake/Canonical) that sponsors our specific event — and we thank Google for their tremendous support at this event!


⟹ Big-shout out to those who understand us and continue to support us & our values:

  • Microsoft for recognizing our vendor agnostic, member privacy, and still giving us venue, speakers, content, etc., without even asking to be named co-sponsors of specific events, since 2008
  • Google, for recognizing & following suit, since 2018
  • Hybrid Decisions, our Founding Patron, for having funded us since 2008, and helping us grow while keeping our values!


✥ NEW launches happening in 2019/2020

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

      • In 10+ years, WE NEVER GAVE OUT our member/attendee list, and thank our 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!
>>> THANK YOU MICROSOFT for ALL THESE YEARS!!!
        • 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

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    • then, and only then, register for one of our events directly on this site
    • and we will enroll you at the still FREE Membership Level
    • Meetup.com DOES NOT COUNT — as we want to give you more that what Meetup.com offers. i.e., food & drink choices,

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♥ 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, since 2008

  • Our Founding Patron for everything, including getting us Microsoft & Google resources/sponsorship
  • Hybrid Decisions Corp has been funding ALL our expenses since 2018
  • Their relationship with Microsoft got us the following

Microsoft — since 2008

  • Houston: for providing us with the venue and trust us to lock-up
  • Redmond: for providing us with speakers, preview-content, etc.

Google — since 2018, for specific Google sponsored events (not all events)

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