Events

cautiously resuming events in 2021-Jun while monitoring covid & the weather situation, trying to find the right balance with safety for our community. We are using more caution than what are the minimum mandated requirements as we care about our members and strive to nurture a vibrant & helpful (local & non-local) community!

check this site BEFORE attending any of our events as life happens (covid, weather, etc.)

confirmed to attend an event but unable to attend ~or~ have questions? click here to contact us ~or~ reply to the confirmation email

Local in-person event: Jun 30


▸ common-sense Safety (covid or otherwise):



    • we do NOT mandate vaccines … all are welcome!


  • we do require all in-person attendees to adhere to all our event Terms and Notice in 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 (instead of Pizza or Brisket)



▸ confirmed to attend an event but …

  • unable to attend ~or~ have questions?

click here to contact us ~or~ reply to the confirmation email


▸ social media (e.g., twitter, meetup. linkedin, etc.)

  • has always been for 1-way communication/announcements that direct you to this site,

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


our in-person venues

monthly events venue: HCCUG.org @ Tracy Gee Community Center,
HCCUG.org @ Tracy Gee Community Center

  • PARKING: FREE (one of the main factors for us moving to this venue from the Microsoft Tech Center venue)

special events venue: HCCUG.org @ Microsoft Technology Center,
750 Town and Country Blvd 1000, Houston, TX 77024


Past Events

External events:


  • Nov-25: kotlindevday.com
    JetBrains has given our group a 50% discount code — kotlindevday-xebia-50 — enjoy!

some new event types/formats being gradually released starting 2021-H2 in addition to our Exclusive (restricted, strict security), Special (collaborations), and Christmas events

click here to read more

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 announce at that time :-)

Mar-31 evening (Central Time, Houston, TX)

click to see details & registration form

no pre-registration required

▸ Focus-Time:

Reconnect Social + FREE Google Sites & FREE Gmail for your Custom Domain

6:40 Networking

7:20 — Teaser

  • Google is retiring FREE Legacy Google-Apps/G-Suite/Google-Workspace ... see how you can use your custom domain with FREE Google Sites & FREE Gmail.

7:40 Networking continued

8:40 go, grow, & give-back™ … cheers!


*** event made possible by our Founding Patron, www.HybridDecisions.com

Nov-18 evening (Central Time, Houston, TX)

click to see details & registration form

▸ Focus-Time:

convert a simple Java Application to Kotlin

6:40 online lobby opens

7:00 — hard start as folks are online




Quick Recap of Part-1 (Why Kotlin? Why Google made it the preferred language for programming Android apps?)

Part-2 will show how to convert a simple Java Application to Kotlin, and Conway's Game of Life, one simple way to render it in Java, and what it takes to convert it to Kotlin.

8:20 go, grow, & give-back™ … cheers!


*** event made possible by our Founding Patron, www.HybridDecisions.com

Oct-13 evening (Central Time, Houston, TX)

this is the Sep-23 event moved to Oct-13 evening

Private-Time: FULL — 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


Focus-Time: single session ~~~ Kotlin Series (Part-2): Making a real, useful, Kotlin app!

6:40 online lobby opens

7:00 — hard start as folks are online


  • Zane Moreign founder of Houston Kotlin User Group, creator of Simple_Safety™ series, and more
    gist about Houston Kotlin User Group and plans for more Kotlin introduce Scott Wierschem


Quick Recap of Part-1 (Why Kotlin? Why Google made it the preferred language for programming Android apps?)

Part-2 will discuss how to make a real, useful, Kotlin application (how to structure a program: object oriented vs. functional. We will also cover how lambdas and streams can be used in Kotlin.)

  • BONUS: HybridCloudGroup.org™ Workshops — supports individual members' efforts to grow their brand
    introducing Scott Wierschem & his KeepCalmAndRefactor brand

8:20 go, grow, & give-back™ … cheers!


*** event made possible by our Founding Patron, www.HybridDecisions.com

MONTH -long event:

Houston TensorFlow User Group


starts 2021-Aug-2

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.



Aug-19 evening (Central Time, Houston, TX)

click to see details & registration form

*** this in-person event is now ONLINE due to covid


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


Focus-Time: single session ~~~ Kotlin Series: Part-1, Celebrating 10th anniversary of Kotlin!!!

6:40 online lobby opens

7:00 — hard start as folks are online


  • Zane Moreign founder of Houston Kotlin User Group, creator of Simple_Safety™ series, and more
    gist about Houston Kotlin User Group and plans for more Kotlin
    introduce Scott Wierschem


will be presenting an introduction to the Kotlin programming language targeted mainly at Java developers. Come learn about this relatively new language that is really beginning to gain momentum. Why would you want to program in Kotlin? What's so special about this programming language that Google has made it the preferred language for programming Android apps?

  • BONUS: HybridCloudGroup.org™ Workshops — supports individual members' efforts to grow their brand
    introducing Scott Wierschem & his KeepCalmAndRefactor brand

8:20 go, grow, & give-back™ … cheers!


Anyone (members & non-members) can apply, but seating is limited to only confirmed attendees event confirmations will be sent out on a rolling basis, starting Aug-10, with online event link (for Focus-Time only) ~and~ the cancellation link (if unable to attend)


*** event made possible by our Founding Patron, www.HybridDecisions.com

goal: to nurture a vibrant local & non-local community, that means at every in-person event (not meeting) in 2021, we are continuing to offer at no-charge …

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



Pre-2021 EVENTS going back up to Feb-2018 (will be linked here soon)


Notice 2021-H2: we are gradually phasing out of meetup.com … click here to apply to become our member.


Anyone (members & non-members) can apply, but seating is limited to only confirmed attendees event confirmations will be sent out on a rolling basis, starting Aug-10, with online event link (for Focus-Time only) ~and~ the cancellation link (if unable to attend)