preserves HCCUG.org™ logo, url, & alias for continuity of 10+ years … giving back with support from friends & sponsors (e.g., Microsoft)

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≋ our thoughts & prayers continue for all … globally ≋

We manage 6 community user-groups/sigs/meetups …

Houston Cloud Computing, Houston C & C++, and the 4 OFFICIAL/APPROVED/RECOGNIZED groups by their respective vendor/org/entity, namely, Houston TensorFlow & Applied AI/ML, Houston Kotlin, Houston PostgreSQL, and Houston Google Cloud = GDG Cloud Houston,

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2019 ♦ Houston TensorFlow & Applied AI/ML user group (TensorFlow.org approved) Valentino Moreign (founder & primary organizer)

with support from Microsoft, AWS, Google, etc., … NOTE: Caliber of Speakers ⟹ 19.10.19 and 19.02.20

2019 ♦ Houston Kotlin user group (KotlinLang.org/JetBrains approved)Zane Moreign (founder & primary organizer)

with support from Kotlin/JetBrains & Java Champions, etc.,

2019 ♦ Houston PostgreSQL user group Zane Moreign (founder & primary organizer)

with support from PostgreSQL leadership, etc.,

2018 Houston Google Cloud user group (a.k.a. GDG Cloud Houston) … Google requested us to run it Valentino Moreign (founder & primary organizer)

DISCLAIMER:⟹ you can Speak/Attend any our our events knowing your PROFILE data will NOT be given to Google :-) ⟹ click here for details

2017 ♦ HCCUG.org™ revamp … and exploded from a cozy <300 members to ~1K in 1 year … see about us

2010 ♦ Houston C & C++ user group… to focus on what {Tex} calls Crux Computing (covering Rust, D, etc.)

… ORGANIZERS: C++: David Cravey, and C: Zane Moreign & {Tex}… Houston C++ user group was founded by Microsoft MVP of MVP's, our friend, & all-round great guy, DAVID CRAVEY, … expanded focus , with David's blessing, to include more C lang efforts of Zane Moreign

2008 ♦ Houston Cloud Computing user group… {HCCUG.org} to focus on Performance Computing (includes Cluster, IoT, and Quantum computing)

… by {Tex} & Samantha founded in 2008 as Houston Cloud & Cluster user group focused on HPC & the "then new" thing called Cloud… and was renamed to Houston Cloud Computing to highlight us as THE Cloud folks for Houston, after all our founder/Tex was part of the Microsoft's cloud happenings under NDA

Update: 2021-Mar & Apr

NOTICE to ALL members of GDG Cloud Houston (a.k.a., Houston Google Cloud User Group)

— message from Valentino, your GDG Cloud Houston Organizer

GDG Cloud Houston is still the only Google recognized GDG Cloud community in Houston —AND— per our pro-privacy standards, our GDG group is exempt from having to report the gender/sex of attendees and speakers of our events.
NOTE: We may be the only GDG group with this exemption in North America, and we thank Google for honoring our PRO-PRIVACY practice!

Issues with MEETUP.com and clarifications reg. Google's GDG Team (not to be confused with the other teams in Google)

          • Google's GDG Team ENDED sponsorship of the MEETUP.com/GDG Cloud-Houston on Mar-31, 2021 due to budget constraints

          • Our group’s Meetup.com page disappeared from Meetup.com on Apr-9 until Apr-15 … support@meetup.com was of no help … until Google intervened

Thanks to HCCUG.org™

  1. for stepping up to now also sponsor the MEETUP.com/GDG-Cloud-Houston,

  2. in addtion to already sponsoring every single GDG Cloud Houston event in-full upfront,

  3. now, for giving us our own GDG Cloud Houston space on their site

Long story short, you are now aware of the Meetup.com ISSUES and the resulting immediate steps that HCCUG.org™ is helping me & you with ... heads-up: pay attention to the below announcements

Note: meetup.com is just a way to issue announcements, whereas, registrations with your preferences (e.g., food choice) already require registration on HCCUG.org ... and this will continue.

After putting everything on hold while the world was hit with Covid … HCCUG.org is now announcing its own membership program, as part of the upcoming new 2021+ benefits of HCCUG.org™ …

ANNOUNCING our new HCCUG.org™ Membership Program

This as part of HCCUG.org™ launch of significant changes with new benefits for ALL our community groups … so, those of you who —

(a) APPRECIATE the various benefits offered by HCCUG.org™ (e.g., Pro-Privacy )
(b) WANT to continue to enjoy the benefits of HCCUG.org™

▸ ▸ ▸ are welcome to apply to become a member of HCCUG.org™ via our new Membership-Application, (effective 2021, grandfathering the no charge for membership, suggest applying at the earliest :-)

Update: 2021-Jun

Zane Moreign's Simple_Safety™ Offerings

Update: 2020-Mar

while we are adapting to life with COVID … thank Zane Moreign for the list of FREE tools for remote life during COVID. click here for DPSK: Living the Remote-Life

Update: 2021-Jan & Feb

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT: While the world catches up to where we were years ago (e.g., the stampede triggered by Elon Musk's tweet, "use signal") those of you who follow our linkedin.com/today/author/ZaneMoreign have been enjoying his pro-privacy suggestions for quite a few years. Head-up, Zane is releasing his new Simple_Safety™ Digital_Privacy_&_Survival_Kit™ (DPSK) and more for you/us to stay further ahead of the herd/crowd.

Update: 2021-Jun

ANNOUNCING Upcoming-Events ... given the recent surge in Ransomware ... this is the completely NEW Simple_Safety™ Series for 2021 (built over the years since 2017) + FREE Band-Aids for Windows click here for the details

Past Event:


Feb-26 & 27

click here to sign up for the North America event

postponed … pending COVID situation

HybridCloudNow™ conference

… followed by the HybridCloudFest™ after-event

covering AI/DataScience, HybridCloud, Security, IoT, and more with speakers from Open Source community, Microsoft, RedHat, and more

"ENGAGE" … and for all the Non-Trekkies out there click here to contact the organizers

click here for past Featured Events

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In addition to our 6 groups (listed above) …

we believe the below groups/events provide great value for our members/community ~ above all, they are awesome folks!!!

  • NOTE: We are NOT paid by any of the following entities to list/advertise their events here.

Houston LINUX User Group

— the ONLY user group that meets EVERY WEDNESDAY — has a consistent showing of some GENUINE folks— we are Speaking at their group this 2020-FEB-26 … enough said!!!

— we thank them for having us every year (except 2018 due to schedule conflict)

SQL Saturday Hou & BR

— we thank Houston Area SQL Server User Group for having us speak at every SQL Saturday in Houston
— and brssug for having us in 2018 & 2019