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Friday March 27, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 March 2015

The ASF had a very busy week, and held its 2-day Members' meeting (highlighted by elections for the new Board and 100+ potential new Members; votes took place using Apache STeVe). The ASF welcomed its new Board, comprising Rich Bowen, Shane Curcuru, Bertrand Delacretaz, Jim Jagielski, Chris Mattmann, David Nalley, Brett Porter, Sam Ruby, and Greg Stein, and thanked Doug Cutting and Ross Gardler (who stood down at this election) for their service to the Foundation and Apache community.

Here's what we've also been working on:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
- Spanning Big Data to containers to scientific applications to community development and more, ApacheCon's 130+ sessions, BOFs, extensive networking, social events, special trainings, BarCamps, and summits put the latest Apache innovations at your fingertips. Join us! http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Global uptime across all Apache services is a super 99.72% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Community Development –volunteers who help guide newcomers to The Apache Software Foundation, provide insight and advice on The Apache Way of meritocratic development, including how to contribute to Apache projects and to the Open Source community at-large.
 - FINAL CALL: Applications for Google Summer of Code 2015 projects with the ASF close today http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.3 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 0.9.4 released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Storm is used by Alibaba, Flipboard, Taobao, Twitter, WebMD, Xerox PARC, and Yelp, among many others?

 - Did you know that Apache Libcloud supports more than 30 providers such as Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace, and OpenStack?

 - Did you know that Apache cTAKES is in use at Boston Children's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, University of Colorado/Boulder, and the University of California/San Diego, among other hospitals and academic institutions?

Apache Community Notices:

 - The next Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 31 March in Berlin http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/221037302/

 - Apache Drill will be holding a workshop on 8 April in New York City http://www.meetup.com/New-York-Apache-Drill-Meetup/events/221030703/

 - Call for Speakers for CloudStack Days Tokyo closes on 10 April http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-tokyo

 - The Women of ASF Luncheon will be held on 14 April at ApacheCon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/women-asf-luncheon

 - CloudStack Days will take place 16 April during ApacheCon http://cloudstack.apache.org/

 - Apache Spark Mini-Summit will take place 16 April in tandem with ApacheCon http://s.apache.org/ojh

 - Apache JMeter will be featured at the Drupal Meetup on 16 April in Sydney http://www.meetup.com/drupalsydney/events/220110457/

 - Apache TrafficServer Spring Summit will take place 16-17 April in Austin https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TS/Spring+2015+Summit

 - The next Apache Phoenix MeetUp will be held on 5 May in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/events/221247399/

 - HBaseCon, the fourth annual event for the Apache HBase contributor/developer/admin/user community, will take place 7 May in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com/

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The next Berlin Buzzwords conference will feature Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr and Cassandra and will take place 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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