Veterans in Technology Social
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Veterans in Technology Social

Join us at The Ranch Office in west Houston for a networking social for veterans in the technology industries. IT, InfoSec, engineers - if you're working in these spaces or have an interest in them, this is the place to be. All veterans and our civilian friends are welcome.

Our Veterans in Technology Group is a great way to get connected, find friends, build your network, and find that next opportunity. Come join us and become a part of the Lone Star Vets/Combined Arms community, and connect with us on Facebook. We can't wait to see you!

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Houston HubSpot: Video Marketing
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Houston HubSpot: Video Marketing

Let's talk video! 

We're excited to kick off this Houston HUG season with a special HubSpot guest speaker, Thomas Carr. Learn about the importance of video in your current inbound marketing and sales process. Get actionable tips on how best to use the HubSpot video tool.
Make HUG your Thursday happy hour destination on June 6 at The Ranch Office.  

Happy hour does mean drinks and snacks will be provided. 

 You won't want to miss this! 

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Veterans in Technology Social
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Veterans in Technology Social

Join us at The Ranch Office in west Houston for a networking social for veterans in the technology industries. IT, InfoSec, engineers - if you're working in these spaces or have an interest in them, this is the place to be. All veterans and our civilian friends are welcome.

This month we're happy to welcome Brian Wilson as our guest speaker. Brian is a retired USAF veteran, and the VP of Citi's Global Cyber Threat Exercise team.

Our Veterans in Technology Group is a great way to get connected, find friends, build your network, and find that next opportunity. Come join us and become a part of the Lone Star Vets/Combined Arms community, and connect with us on Facebook. We can't wait to see you!

Register here.

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Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity
May
16
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity

Elevated Technologies and Cyber Security Insurance Group Founder, Jason Rorie, will be speaking about Cyber Security Technology, Training and Insurance. He will explain why Small Business owners should be concerned about cyber threats and how to build a security program that will provide defense in depth. Join us at The Ranch!

Register here.

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Agile Initiatives - Embracing Current DevOps Best Practices
Apr
25
8:30 AM08:30

Agile Initiatives - Embracing Current DevOps Best Practices

For more than thirty years, Anthony Orr has worked in various IT strategy, managerial, consulting, executive advisory, marketing, and technical positions helping organizations in over 50 countries achieve their service management goals. He currently works at DXC Technologies as a Principal ITSM Executive Advisor. He also works as an IT industry investment advisor for corporations, investment firms, and non-profits. He is the VP of Special Events for Houston HDI. Anthony is an IT Thought leader, an author of the ITIL v3 2011 publications and the ITIL MALC exam book, as well as a Sr. Examiner for the ITIL v2, v3, and Cyber-Resilience certification examinations. He has published numerous blogs, podcasts, videos, booklets, webinars, white papers and other articles on various subjects such as ITSM, ITIL, DevOps, Project Management, etc. Having lectured at universities around the world, Anthony is also a frequent speaker at ITSM local and global industry events. Register here.

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The Edge of Exploration & Graph Databases for Data Scientists
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

The Edge of Exploration & Graph Databases for Data Scientists

Register here: https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Energy-Data-Science-Meetup/events/259782762/

Intro to Graph Databases for Data Scientists

With the rise of graph databases, graphs are no longer just a data structure but a powerful set of capabilities at the persistence layer which data scientists can leverage to accelerate the speed to insight. Unlike the relational world, we can now create graph models that work on 10k records or 10’s of millions of records and do so in real time.

In this talk, we will walk someone familiar with building for relational databases through the process of how to start leveraging the power of graph databases. We will talk about what makes a good and bad use case, how to build effective models, and how to prevent your developers and data engineers from pulling their hair out when it goes to production.

Bio: Dave Bechberger is a Solution Architect in the Graph Practice at DataStax where he helps customers build large distributed graph backed applications. Prior to that, he was the Chief Architect at Gene by Gene, a genetic genealogy and bioinformatics company, where he worked to migrate their legacy technology stack to modern technologies including heavy use of graph databases and Cassandra. Dave has spent his career engaging in full-stack software development but specializes in building data architectures in complex data domains such as bioinformatics, oil, and gas, supply chain management, etc. He uses his knowledge of graph and other big data technologies to build out highly performant and scalable systems. Dave has previously spoken at a variety of national and international technical conferences including NDC Oslo, NDC London, as well as previous GraphDay conferences in Texas, San Francisco, and Seattle. Dave is the author of the upcoming book from Manning publications: Graph Databases in Action.

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Girls Just Want to Have Fund$
Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Girls Just Want to Have Fund$

Ladies,

Grab your girlfriends and join us for a "spirited" conversation about how to take control of your finances in 2019.

Topics Include:

  • How to Build Wealth Through Investing

  • Ways to Make More $$$

  • Debt Elimination Tips

  • How to Protect & Secure Your Income

We will be kicking off with a mixer and refreshments from 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM.

Register here.

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Launch Party: Roundup @ The Ranch Office
Apr
4
4:00 PM16:00

Launch Party: Roundup @ The Ranch Office

Roundup @ The Ranch for a good cause!  Join the fun as we celebrate the opening of The Ranch Office - Houston's newest coworking space, while raising money for Combined Arms - an AWESOME non-profit that helps veterans in Houston returning to civilian life.  Southern hospitality will be in full effect as we invite you to enjoy BBQ, drinks, and live music, performed by Houston-born Madison Paige.  Raffle prizes will include Dynamo tickets, Astros tickets, and more.  All proceeds will go to the Combined Arms organization.

Registered Guests Only: Register here

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Armor Presents Infrastructure as Code
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Armor Presents Infrastructure as Code

Register here.

The cloud has enabled healthcare providers and vendors to harness its flexibility, speed, and cost-effectiveness to support mission-critical business and consumer applications. However, the cloud is only as secure as its usage by an organization’s operational and development teams, and many healthcare organizations are unsure of how to develop a cloud infrastructure that is both compliant and secure.  

Join for a practical demonstration where experts will showcase how to build and protect an AWS EC2 instance from the ground up – utilizing the HITRUST framework. Walk away with a cloud adoption framework which will allow you to harness all the advantages of any public cloud while still maintaining the security necessary for mission-critical HIPAA-compliant workloads.  

Join for a practical demonstration where experts will showcase how to build and protect an AWS EC2 instance from the ground up – utilizing the HITRUST framework. Walk away with a cloud adoption framework which will allow you to harness all the advantages of any public cloud while still maintaining the security necessary for mission-critical HIPAA-compliant workloads.  

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ActionCoach: 6 Steps to a Better Business
Mar
27
10:30 AM10:30

ActionCoach: 6 Steps to a Better Business

Growing a business brings challenges. How you deal with the challenges and related growing pains is the difference between success or failure. At this workshop you will learn how business owners are growing their profits through ActionCOACH. Attend ‘6 Steps to a Winning Business’ and experience the difference it can make for your business. Register here.

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