About Us

… since 2008 …

Our vision in practice since 2008 …

To offer our community, at no charge, an unbiased single point of contact for Cloud, Cloud-related, & Cloud-powered (e.g., Clusters, HPC, Parallel, Distributed, Grid, BigData, Data Science, AI/ML/TensorFlow, Quantum, & IoT)

— from multiple perspectives (e.g., consumer/enterprise, provider/business, developer/technologist, & academia)

— from multiple providers (e.g., Amazon, Google, Microsoft, RedHat, & more)

— from multiple professionals (i.e., those who share/talk about what they actually live/use)

case in point: venue by Microsoft Houston ~ site & email by Google ~ HCCUG.org site design & logo are ©/owned and provided by ValZane™ Corp. (another sponsor of HCCUG.org) ~ our presentations span multiple products, such as, AWS, Azure, G-Suite, Hadoop, Office365, OpenStack, TensorFlow, and more!

Our history and evolution with the Cloud …

Founded in 2008 by The Moreign Family as another Community Effort of/by Hybrid Decisions Corp, with the support of friends, well-wishers, and like-minded individuals in Houston, Texas, US, and now Globally.

2008 to 2010 : HCCUG=Houston Cloud & Cluster User Group - was closed to members only, as the Cloud was in its infancy.

2010 onwards: HCCUG=Houston Cloud Computing User Group - open to all, at-no-charge, focus on Cloud & Cloud related

2017 onwards: we blew up and increased the meeting frequency — monthly meetings, every 4th Wednesday

1. more meetings = more content/goodies/opportunities/goodies for our community

2. more content = while other user groups expand into the mainstream Cloud offerings (e.g., Azure), we continued to forge further ahead, e.g., BigData & IoT, and now Applied AI/ML with TensorFlow

3. more open = started highlighting we've been doing FOSS and now more non-Microsoft so more for our community

click here to get a glimpse of our 10th Anniversary Party on Dec-13, 2018

Our founders and friends/volunteers …

Shout out to all, for volunteering time and knowledge …

Anthony {Tex} Moreign – founder & speaker, Hybrid Decisions Corp & HCCUG.org

Samantha Moreign – co-founder & organizer, Hybrid Decisions Corp & HCCUG.org

Zane Moreign – founding member, co-organizer, and speaker

Valentino Moreign – founding member, co-organizer, and speaker

Philip Wheat – HCCUG.org Advisor, speaker, scientist, and a whole lot more (e.g, former Microsoftie)

Scott Wierschem – HCCUG.org Liaison (Oracle Java Community & Houston Java User Group) and speaker

David Cravey – HCCUG.org Meetup.com Sponsor, speaker, Houston C++ UG president, and Microsoft C++ MVP

Tin Le – HCCUG.org Coordinator

Soon to announce the list of new volunteers willing to give/share their time & decades of experience – Our Volunteer Community Advisors a.k.a. "SliverBacks" – the Silver signifying (L)earned Experience ~and~ Backs as in ... well you get it!

Short list of folks who have been there at various points over the last decade …

J Sawyer (president & speaker), Houston .NET User Group (former Microsoftie & Microsoft MVP) and many others

Michael Steinberg (founder & president), directors John Hellman & Eric Heskett, and others at Houston TechFest

Victor Chataboon (chairman), Rick Garcia (president), and others at Houston SharePoint UG & SharePoint Saturday Houston

Nancy Hidy Wilson, Allen Kinsel, Joe Hellsten, Jamey Johnston, Devon, and others at Houston.PASS.org

… and so many others, some who prefer to be anonymous and our apologies to those whom we've mistakenly not mentioned!

To reciprocate —

we have been/given-Talks at every Houston SQL Saturday, Houston TechFest (except 2018), every SharePoint Saturday Houston (before 2016), and beyond Houston starting 2018 (SQL Saturday Baton Rouge, and Oracle Code One)

Our 1.5K+ members and counting have access to select social media …

We are happy to announce, as of Mar-2018 we were 900+ members & counting, overall across the following ...

— www.HCCUG.org ~ main/this website ... since 2008

meetup.com/Houston-Cloud-Computing-User-Group ~ joined Feb-21-2017, the night before our Feb meeting …


Twitter.com ~ just started

YouTube.com/channel/UCLEMjqm3YDC4dsOcw43QY9Q ~ select videos

— Facebook.com ~ DEPRECATED

... and just as Cloud computing is evolving, so are we ... and you can be a part of it ... REGISTER/SIGN-UP

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

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