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Friday October 19, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 October 2018

The week certainly feels like it has zipped by...luckily our community has remained steadily productive:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 November. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - NOW OPEN: registration for Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source Job Fair! http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield pert performance at 98.65% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 514 Apache contributors changed 1,282,780 lines of code over 3,434 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Matt Benson, Pedro Boado, Andrea Cosentino, Tilman Hausherr, and Andrzej Kaczmarek.

Apache Beam™ –an Open Source unified programming model to define and execute data processing pipelines, including ETL, batch and stream (continuous) processing.
 - Apache Beam 2.7.0 released https://beam.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library that provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.6 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.3 released http://groovy.apache.org

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.6 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.3.36 GA and 2.5.18 GA released https://struts.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat JK Connectors 1.2.46 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache Velocity™ Tools –a library of template tools and helpers to ease the use of the Apache Velocity template engine in standalone applications and in webapps.
 - Apache Velocity Tools 3.0 released http://velocity.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can catch up on dozens of presentations from ApacheCon via Feathercast, the voice of the ASF? https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Pinterest processes over 800 billion events per day using Apache Kafka? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that, according to the 2018 Snyk/Java Magazine JVM Ecosystem report, Apache Maven "clearly dominates with a 3:1 ratio over its closest rival"? http://maven.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/qiKn

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC https://dataworkssummit.com/

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

 - Block your calendars for ApacheCon North America: taking place in September 2019; announcing dates and details soon. http://apachecon.com/

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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