Simplified events page

… cautiously resuming in 2021-Jun


✥ We are cautiously resuming events in 2021-H2 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!



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)


check this site before attending the event as life happens (covid, weather, etc.)


some new launches for 2021-H2 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 announce at that time :-)


in-person venue

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

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

Social media has always been for 1-way communication, and announcements that direct you to this site, so we can cater to you better.


unable to attend confirmed event? have questions?

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


Attention regarding NEXT event:

Sep-23 event moved to Oct-13 evening (Central Time, Houston, TX)


details & registration will be available shortly




Past Events


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)

*** this in-person event is now ONLINE due to covid (details & registration form below)

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 ~~~ 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!


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

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)

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.