▸ check this site BEFORE attending any of our events as life happens ( weather, etc.)
▸ confirmed but unable to attend event ~or~ have questions?
click here to contact us ~or~ reply to the confirmation email
goal: to nurture a vibrant local & non-local community,
feasibility: continuing to grand-father our events at no-charge … primarily thanks to our Founding Patron for sponsoring!
features: phasing in various event types/formats … in addition to our Exclusive (restricted, strict security), Special (collaborations), and Christmas events
function: simplefied the single-point for everything HCCUG.org
all Event Announcements & Registrations via HCCUG.org/events, all Communciations via HCCUG.org/contact-us, etc.
all social media (e.g., twitter, meetup. linkedin, etc.) has always been only for 1-way communication/announcements that direct you to HCCUG.org
… basically everything is now centralized here and this is the ONLY way to get any info/response from us for anything.
click here to read more
our event type/formats are different from user-group meetings, as they vary from event to event and have a mix of below event segments
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 announce at that time :-)
∘ Nov-24: kotlindevday.com/
∘ Oct-11 to Oct-12: cloud.withgoogle.com/next
∘ May-10 to May-11: www.redhat.com/en/summit
∘ May-11 to May-12: io.google/2022
∘ May-24 to May-26: mybuild.microsoft.com
∘ Jun-9: cloudonair.withgoogle.com/events/summit-applied-ml-2022
Next Houston in-person event: May-24, 2023
▸ common-sense Safety (covid, weather, or otherwise):
we have NEVER mandated vaccines … we do require all in-person attendees to adhere the event's Terms and also the Notice in this site's footer … which in this case includes looking-out-for each other, e.g., common-sense distancing & wearing masks when in proximity :-)
we are now providing individually packaged snacks and bottled water for all events (instead of Pizza or Brisket) ... looking into additional options for Christmas 2022 menu may have more ;-)
▸ venues … pay attention to your event-confirmation email for venue & more
primary venue: HCCUG.org @ Tracy Gee Community Center ~~~ Parking is FREE (one of the main factors for moving to this venue from the Microsoft Tech Center)
alternate venue: HCCUG.org @ Microsoft Technology Center, ~~~ Parking is NOT free
▸ default in-person event format, unless otherwise specified by event …
click here to read more about In-Person Events
▸ Private-Time: we have limited availability, but will do our best to accommodate ahead of time … sorry, no walk-ins.
4:30 to 5:40 — dedicated time-slots to reserve in advance 1:1 Private-Time for no-charge businesses only consult
5:40 to 6:40 — dedicated time-slots to reserve in advance 1:1 Private-Time for no-charge businesses and/or personal consult
▸ 6:00 — Social-Time: relax, network & connect ~~~ folks are welcome to come in earlier :-)
▸ 7:00 — Focus-Time: multiple segments, varies by event ~~~ hard start, as we have folks online
generally, covering showcase success stories, function/breadth focus (business & computing), technology/depth focus, etc.
each segment within Focus-Time will have a different time allocation based on content & other factors.
for those who are non-local or unable to attend in-person we offer an online link too, currently for Focus-Time only
segment specific details of a particular event will be added here soon, TensorFlow Discussion
8:30 — move to our event-lobby (not facility lobby) for Networking / Q&A / Wrap-Time
8:55 — everyone is out of the building as facility closes — good night folks!
*** event made possible by our Founding Patron, www.HybridDecisions.com
sample Events to give you an idea of what we offer (excluding 2020 to 2008)
MONTH -long event:
Houston TensorFlow User Group
All our user-groups are welcome to participate in this TensorFlow event → FREE 30 Days of Machine Learning
beginner → Kaggle competitor in 30 days. Non-coders welcome.
a month long online event that starts 2021-Aug-2,
all details & sign up at www.kaggle.com/thirty-days-of-ml — enjoy!