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Friday March 15, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 March 2019

Mid-month: punch the clock! Here's hoping you had a great week --the Apache Community certainly has:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 March. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 21st year.
 - Join us: Apache Roadshow/DC and Open Source Career Fair 25 March 2019
 - Join us + CFP EXTENDED: Apache Roadshow/Chicago 13-14 May 2019
 - CFP OPEN! ApacheCon North America 9-13 September in Las Vegas
 - REGISTRATION OPEN: ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October in Berlin

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield 99.99% uptime. Go Mighty Infra! Four nines!

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 485 Apache contributors changed 997,317 lines of code over 2,726 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Guanghao Zhang, Claus Ibsen, Fabio Utzig, and Jean-Baptiste Onofré.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache CouchDB 2.3.1 released

Content --
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M2 released

Databases --
 - Apache Derby released

IoT --
 - Apache PLC4X (incubating) 0.3.1 released

Network-Server --
 - Apache MINA 2.0.20 released

Search --
 - Apache Solr Reference Guide 7.7 released

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.1.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Ericsson, Inuit, and TransUnion are powered by Apache Drill?

 - Did you know that you can find all Apache Projects listed from their date of becoming a Top-Level Project?

 - Did you know that the ASF is a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentoring organization for the 15th consecutive year?Applications are open

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 - Flink Forward San Francisco 2019 will be held 1-2 April. The event is promoting collaboration between Apache projects by inviting 50 Apache Committers to attend for FREE: use "ASFCommitters19" code PLUS your email when registering at

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam

 - CFP open for Berlin Buzzwords: 16-18 June 2019

 - CFP open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019

 - Save the date: ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

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