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Friday January 08, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 January 2016

It's the first week into 2016 and we're off to a great start. Here's what we've been up to:

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.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 6M+ weekly checks yielded a stellar 99.97% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/ Check against established SLAs http://status.apache.org/sla/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Call For Participation: Apache:Big Data North America - Vancouver 9-12 May 2016 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/program/cfp
 - Call For Participation: ApacheCon:Core North America - Vancouver 11-13 May 2016 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp
 - Applications OPEN: Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Shindig retired http://attic.apache.org/projects/shindig.html

Apache Directory™ Studio –a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS.
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M10 released http://directory.apache.org/studio/downloads.html

Apache Commons™ Math –a library of lightweight, self-contained mathematics and statistics components addressing the most common practical problems not immediately available in the Java programming language or commons-lang.
 - Apache Commons Math 3.6 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-math/download_math.cgi

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - HttpComponents Core 5.0 alpha1 released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.13 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache OODT™ –provides metadata for middleware, and vice versa: transparent access to distributed resources; data discovery and query optimization; distributed processing and virtual archives.
 - Apache OODT 0.11 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/oodt

Apache Turbine™ –a servlet based framework that allows experienced Java developers to quickly build secure Web applications.
 - Apache Turbine 4.0-M2 released http://turbine.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that California's non-profit Cal INDEX statewide health information exchange runs on Apache Cassandra? http://cassandra.apache.org/

 - Did you know that load testing experience with Apache JMeter is the most in-demand requirement from recruiters over the 4 other most popular leading load tools combined? http://jmeter.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can track Apache Project community activities as well as the personal blogs + tweets of select ASF Committers on @PlanetApache? https://twitter.com/planetapache


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Open Source Analytics will present "Continuous Data Management for Hadoop and Spark – On-Premise or in the Cloud" on 12 January in Boston http://www.meetup.com/Open-Source-Analytics-Boston/events/226759308/

 - Seattle Data Science will host a JumpStart on Apache Spark on 12 January http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Data-Science/events/226688163/

 - The San Francisco Bay Area Big Data and Scalable Systems will hold an introduction to Apache Tajo on 14 January http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Big-Data-and-Scalable-Systems/events/227248757/

 - Apache Spark will be featured at Data Day Texas on 16 January in Austin http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/226622137/

 - The ASF will be participating at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016 https://fosdem.org/

 - The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-19726408218

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/

 - The ASF Operations Summary: Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (August-October 2015) is available at http://s.apache.org/M0R

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

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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