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Friday July 31, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 July 2015

We've had quite a productive week in ApacheLand --here's what happened:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Announcing Program for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe –EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVES END 1 AUGUST!

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 19 August. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded an awesome 99.91% uptime over the past week

Apache NiFi™ –Big Data automation system acquires and delivers data easily, securely, and reliably across enterprise systems in real time.
 - Apache NiFi 0.2.1 released

Apache Portals™ Jetspeed –an Open Portal Platform and Enterprise Information Portal, written entirely in Open Source under the Apache license in Java and XML and based on open standards.
 - Apache Portals Jetspeed 2.3.0 released

Apache SAMOA (Incubating) –a platform for mining Big Data streams.
 - Apache SAMOA 0.3.0-incubating released

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing Web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket v7.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that discontinued, abandoned, or retired codebases/projects are stored in the Apache Attic? The information is preserved at for posterity, reference, and potential future re-activation, while keeping it clearly distinct from active work. 

 - Did you know that in addition to excellent sessions and networking opportunities those attending Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core in Budapest have much to enjoy in the city as well?

 - Did you know that the newly-designed Apache Projects page at documents the evolution of the ASF's more than 300 projects, From Abdera to ZooKeeper, including charts, PMCs, languages, contributor trends, and more?

Apache Community Notices:

 - RIP, ASF Member Nóirín Plunkett

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

 - The Bangalore Apache Spark Meetup will be held 1 August in Bangalore

 - Data+Visualization Detroit will hold BIG Data Analytics via Hadoop Hive Webinar on 1 August

 - The Hands on Spark MeetUp will be held 2 August in Sunnyvale

 - Apache Spark will be featured in the Machine Learning Study Group on 2 August in San Diego

 - "Apache Spark: Spark Streaming, Dataframes, Zeppelin and more" will be held 3 August in Tel Aviv-Yafo

 - The Cassandra MSP Meetup will be held 3 August in Minneapolis

 - "Intro to Data Base Columnation with Apache Parquet" will be held 3 August in Addison

 - The Summer CouchDB Meetup will be held 4 August in Boston

 - The Apache Flink Crash Course will be held 4 August in Chicago

 - The CloudStack Silicon Valley MeetUp will be held 4 August in Santa Clara

 - "Hands on Introduction to Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Ambari & Pig: Part 1" will be held 4 August in Santa Clara

 - Apache Samza will be featured at the Hadoop Users Group UK MeetUp on 5 August in London

 - Apache Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark will be featured at the Phoenix Hadoop User Group on 5 August in Tempe

 - "Intro to Apache Spark for the Business Analyst" will be held 5 August in Washington, D.C.

 - The Brighton Java MeetUp will feature "So why would I use a distributed database like Apache Cassandra?" on 5 August

 - The Berliner Apache Cordova Network will host the Hybrid Cordova Network on 5 August in Berlin

 - The Tampa Bay Hadoop Users Group will present "Apache Spark - what is all the hype about?" on 6 August in St. Petersburg

 - The Tokyo Spark Meetup will be held 6 August in Tokyo

 - The Istanbul Spark Meetup will host "Hadoop ile Merhaba Dünya (Workshop)" on 8 August in Istanbul

 - The Advanced Apache Spark Meetup will feature Apache Spark and Kafka on 10 August in Mountain View

 - The Houston Hadoop Meetup Group will feature Apache Solr on 11 August

 - The Boston Area Cloud Foundry Meetup will feature Apache Mesos on 11 August in Cambridge

 - Code.Brew will feature "Enterprise Dataflow with Apache NiFi" on 13 August in Dulles

 - The Seattle JS MeetUp will host "Apache Cordova and Maker.js" on 13 August

 - The NJ Data Science - Apache Spark MeetUp will present "Spark Streaming" on 13 August in Princeton

 - The Big Data & NoSQL Meetup Hamburg will feature Apache Spark on 13 August

 - The Bay Area Apache Flink Meetup announces a 20% discount code and presentation on Apache Flink at the Big Data Scala By the Bay Conference on 17 August in Oakland

 - Beta Test Apache Cassandra Certification will be held 17 August in Santa Clara

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos

 - The Big Data Innovation conference will feature an "Apache Innovation" track 9-10 September in Boston

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at

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 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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