HybridCloudGroup.org™ (a.k.a. HCCUG.org™)

  • continues HCCUG.org™ logo, url, rep, pro-privacy values, spirit, etc., … since 2008

  • community effort made possible with support from our community, friends, patrons, and sponsors (e.g., Microsoft)

≋ our thoughts & prayers continue for all … globally

  • after giving away everything for FREE to anyone (since 2008) …

  • in 2021/22, we are going even further to nurture a vibrant & helpful (local & non-local) community!

Congrats Brothers Moreign {Valentino + Zane} & Massimo Martinelli

for placing 6th out of 7573 teams in a worldwide AI/ML competition
the only Americans in the top 10

click here for linkedin article

Disclosure: this is the first time ever that Valentino, Zane, Massimo have competed in an AI competition

Cloud Computing is the backbone of our interconnected world. We cover pretty much anything of importance within this world. The 2021+ Offerings breakdown & focus on the adoption/breadth functions of technologies for non-techies + most requested specific/depth technology for techies still, at no-charge for those who value & support us :-)

for our

NEXT event :

this preview image is being preserved to show progress since Jun-11 … more on the way!

some important details and the importance of enjoying while achieving :-)

0) new tier of offerings: Lighthouse — to focus on non-techies & techies navigating precarious & perplexing digital waters

  • Simple_Safety™ … for non-techies & techies … Pro-Privacy & FREE tools for staying safer online

  • Simpler_AI±Quantum… those who are trying to get their head around AI & more

  • Showcase: Success Stories to recognize those who otherwise may go unrecognized

  • tidbit for non-techies: starting at zero is a tribute to our C programming roots … so is the use of {curly braces} … (techies, enjoy the easter eggs :-)

1) new tier of offerings: Computing & Business Focus Groups — to focus on function (e.g., adoption, startup, grow existing business) … in addition to our Technology Focus User Groups

  • Hybrid_that_AI All about Businesses leveraging AI (ethically, responsibly, & other criteria) with strictly restricted events

  • Hybrid_that_Business All about Businesses leveraging Computing & the Business of Computing (startups & existing businesses) with strictly restricted events

  • Hybrid_that_Cloud™ All about Businesses leveraging Cloud, (multi & hybrid) Cloud Adoption, High-Availability & HP Clusters, Cloud Productivity, etc.

  • Hybrid_that_Data All about Businesses leveraging Data, Data Security, Data Privacy/GDPR, Data Science, Databases, etc.

2) new HybridCloudGroup.org™ Private-Time 1:1 time for consult/whatever, be it business or individual

  • folks can request 1:1 Private-Time with leadership and/or other members, for consult at no-charge during registration of in-person events

  • folks can request for 1:1 Private-Time outside the no-charge dates

3) new HybridCloudGroup.org™ Membership-Program

  • grandfathering the no-charge/FREE for local & international membership (anyone can apply, not all are confirmed)

  • a lot more details on the Membership Application page

4) some new Member-only Benefits to help members grow e.g., grow their personal brand & generate revenue for themselves

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ platform : our offerings & expertise that members can leverage to generate revenue for themselves :-)

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ outreach : expand our outreach now via our members (e.g., beyond the 1:1 direct assistance that exploded in Mar-2020/covid)

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™/HCCUG.org™ bump : GDG Houston (not GDG Cloud Houston) had failed twice before Valentino accepted Google's request to run the new GDG "Cloud" Houston. Looking into ways to give a similar bump to our members, so they can grow :-)

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™/HCCUG.org™ funding : we have been funding upfront & in-full all events & now meetup.com of the official/recognized Google Cloud User Group for Houston, GDG Cloud Houston, as Google's GDG Team had budget constraints, and this group is being run by our members. Similarly, we are open to help select members grow/startup/accelerate, etc.

DISCLOSURE: Houston Google Cloud User Group (a.k.a GDG Cloud Houston) is an example of our effort to support our members' efforts (click here for more info)

5) new HybridCloudGroup.org™ Digital Assets & nomenclature

  • new site logo and other logos (e.g., recognition badges/logos for members) with digital use rights, e.g., for use on linkedin & elsewhere

  • shift to HybridCloudGroup.org™ nomenclature from HCCUG.org™, given the slew of offerings & programs, plus the clarity in the name

6) some new Event & Segments in addition to our Exclusive (restricted, strict security), Special (collaborations), and Christmas events

launched NEW event multi-segment format (2021-H1) that are quite different from user-group type meetings, especially since we cater to our multiple Computing & Business Focus Groups ~AND~ multiple Technology Focus User Groups

  • new multiple-segment event (not meeting) format, as our events are quite different from regular user-group type meetings

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Private-Time — dedicated time-slots to reserve in advance 1:1 Private-Time for no-charge consult

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Social-Time — relax, network & connect ~~~ folks are welcome to come in earlier :-)

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Focus-Time — multiple segments, varies by event ~~~ hard start, as we have folks online

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Showcase — the little-things with life-changing impact, e.g., showcase non-techie who entered the tech world via us

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Discussion — a collaborative conversation about something, e.g., FREE 30 days of Machine Learning event happening in 2021-Aug

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Labs — bring your laptop & walk-throughs, e.g., use Zane Moreign's Simple_Safety™ Digital_Privacy_&_Survival_Kit™

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Workshops — by members for members, to support individual members' efforts to grow their brand …

  • HybridCloudGroup.org™ Conference — followed by the HybridCloudFest™ after-event (details to be announced at that time :-)

7) new HybridCloudGroup.org™ Focus-Space dedicated space within this site, for each focus area (Computing & Business Focus Groups, and Technology Focus User Groups)

  • so each group can focus on their respective technology/function/use/adoption

8) new HybridCloudGroup.org™ Phone App, social media, and more (being gradually phased in)

  • reviving Facebook as most non-techies are on it, and are the most in-need of PRO-PRIVACY (this is a community effort, we have to reach out)

  • all social media is for 1 way communication only (our announcements), comments/ questions/etc. will not be answered on their respective sites

  • www.HCCUG.org/contact-us is the ONLY way to reach us

9) newly revamped existing tier of Technology Focus User Groups (details to be released soon) to continue our ongoing focus on technology tier of offerings … in addition to our Computing & Business Focus User Groups

click here to read about our user groups

2021we are going even furtherNEW Offerings + NEW Programs + a whole lot more … to nurture a vibrant & helpful (local & non-local) community!

2019 ♦ Houston TensorFlow & Applied AI/ML user group (TensorFlow.org recognized for Houston) Valentino Moreign (founder & primary organizer)

with support from Microsoft, AWS, Google, etc., … NOTE: Caliber of Speakers ⟹ 19.10.19 and 19.02.20
2021 UPDATE: this group has been scoped to just TensorFlow as it is the official/recognized for TF, and the Applied_AI is now part of the larger new Hybrid_that_AI

2019 ♦ Houston Kotlin user group (KotlinLang.org/JetBrains recognized)Zane Moreign (founder & primary organizer)

with support from Kotlin/JetBrains & Java champions, etc.,

2019 ♦ Houston PostgreSQL user group Zane Moreign (founder & primary organizer)
with support from PostgreSQL leadership, etc.,

2021 UPDATE: this group has been assimilated into the larger new Hybrid_that_Data

2018 Google requested us to launch & run Houston Google Cloud user group (a.k.a. GDG Cloud Houston)
Valentino Moreign (founder & primary organizer) obliged Google, as part of our outreach.
NOTE: ⟹ you can Speak/Attend any of our events knowing your PROFILE data will NOT be given to Google :-) click here for details

2017 ♦ HCCUG.org™ revamp … and exploded from a cozy <300 members to ~1K in 1 year … see about us

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

… ORGANIZERS: C++: David Cravey, and C: Zane Moreign & {Tex}… Houston C++ user group was founded by Microsoft MVP of MVP's, our friend, & all-round great guy, DAVID CRAVEY, … expanded focus , with David's blessing, to include more C lang efforts of Zane Moreign

2008 ♦ Houston Cloud Computing user group … has always focused on Computing & Business
2021 UPDATE: this group has been expanded as the larger new Hybrid_that_Cloud

just 1 example of our steadfast outreach + funding + bump

as recent as 2021-Apr … that affects (y)our go-forward

GDG Cloud Houston (a.k.a., Houston Google Cloud User Group) is still the only Google recognized GDG Cloud community in Houston —AND— per our pro-privacy standards, our GDG group is exempt from having to report the gender/sex of attendees and speakers of our events.
NOTE: We may be the only GDG group with this exemption in North America, and we thank Google for honoring our PRO-PRIVACY practice!

Issues with MEETUP.com and clarifications reg. Google's GDG Team (not to be confused with the other teams in Google)

          1. Google's GDG Team ENDED sponsorship of the MEETUP.com/GDG Cloud-Houston on Mar-31, 2021 due to budget constraints

          2. Our group’s Meetup.com page disappeared from Meetup.com on Apr-9 until Apr-15 … [email protected] was of no help … until Google intervened

Thanks to HCCUG.org™

  1. stepping up to now also sponsor the MEETUP.com/GDG-Cloud-Houston,

  2. in addition to already sponsoring every single GDG Cloud Houston event in-full upfront, and giving GDG Cloud Houston the bump

  3. doing more, e.g., giving GDG Cloud Houston space on this site

Long story short you are aware of the Meetup.com ISSUES, and the resulting immediate steps that HCCUG.org™ is helping you/me with.

click here for NEXT Event

click here for past Featured Events

click here for our Not-Yet-Announced Events