Featured Events

2023 UPDATE:  we are pruning & re-aligning …

excluding this page,  ALL past events (including our Christmas Parties) are purged from this site

Below are 3 of our  Exclusive  Special Events  … stay tuned for more!

We remain thankful to the various speakers, since 2008, for some amazing presentations over the years and for flying/travelling at their expense — personifying giving!

Special shout-out to Microsoft South Central, Redmond, & Research! 

Disclosureevent info prior to 2021 has not been ported over to this site, with the exception of 3 on this page.

This PHOTO/PICTURE was taken AFTER the event, SORRY, we do NOT have EVERYONE in this shot!

10-19-2019:   HybridCloudNow™ Special "OpenSource⋆AI" Event  :  {TensorFlow All-Around}   

NO PRESS/MEDIA ~&~ NO RECORDINGS even by attendees at this event, per Google's PR. 

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⥤ to the first 50+ who followed instructions and registered on this site in THREE days! 

NOTE: the "3 days" significance — we announced on a Friday of a long-weekend/Monday-off and Tuesday was tax-day — yes, we know we are geniuses :-)

⥤ to our Speaker for being a true friend — thank you Massy!

⥤ to those who helped make this event possible

*** Even with all our announcements and multiple notifications that only CONFIRMED registrants can attend ... and NO Walk-ins ... we still had to turn-away folks! 

We did this to recognize the MANY folks who TRULY VALUE the amount of effort that so many of us (e.g., Speaker, Volunteers, Sponsors, etc.) put in to make events like this happen especially at NO-COST for our community/attendees ~and~ follow the instructions!


✥ ALL CONFIRMATIONS SENT — note: regret we could not accommodate/confirm  all who registered

✥ EXTENDED HOURS REGISTRATION is exclusively for those who, (a) are long-time active members, friends, and supporters of our HCCUG and Houston Linux UG, (b) are already vetted and pre-confirmed, and (c) contacted us and requested for special consideration.

LAUNCH  of  our   Houston TensorFlow  &  Applied AI/ML User Group   on  02-20-2019 

with  "Lak" (Google's Big Data & ML Tech Lead) 

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⥤ to the first 108 who followed instructions and registered on our HCCUG.org site in THREE days! 

NOTE: the "3 days" significance — we announced on the day before Valentine's Day and had to close registrations the day after Valentine's Day  — what were we thinking :-)

⥤ to our Speaker for being a  "Lak", Google's Big Datat & ML Tech Lead !

⥤ to Hybrid Decisions Corp, for being our Founding Patron,  for sponsoring all our efforts  that  led  to  this  awesome event,  and continuing to fund us with all our endeavors!

⥤ to our volunteers, for being there always! 

***  Some folks thought our Feb-20 event was a Google event,  so,  here's some clarification:

⟹ These are HCCUG.org™ events and our attendees can rest assured that Google (just like all our previous sponsors) is very understanding of our local group's practices — e.g., member privacy,  your registration information will not be disclosed/shared without your consent — to date we have NEVER given out our member/attendee list :-) 

⟹ HCCUG.org™  periodically  runs specific technology focused SPECIAL EVENTS  (such as this one) ,  and we always highlight the Vendor (Google/Microsoft/Snowflake/Canonical)  that sponsors a specific event ( in addition to our Patron :-)   

⟹ Big-shout out to those who understand us and continue to support us & our values:

Member Exclusive: 20+ Passes to Google Cloud Next 2019