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Friday Mar 11, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 March 2016

We've had a great week! Here's what happened:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 March 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Membership –from the inaugural membership of 21 individuals, the ASF has grown to 588 individual members and 5,317 Committers collaborating across six continents.
 - Next Members' Meeting: 22 March 2016. Official business + New Member voting http://www.apache.org/foundation/members.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Now 7M+ weekly checks yield precision-level performance at 99.99% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Keynotes + Program announced for Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon; early registration ends soon http://apachecon.com/

Apache Apex (incubating) Malhar –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream processing and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar Release 3.3.1-incubating released http://apex.incubator.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Flink™ –advanced Big Data distributed stream processing framework.
 - The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache Flink v1.0 https://s.apache.org/1y8d

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 1.2.12 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kudu (incubating) –an Open Source storage engine for structured data which supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu (incubating) 0.7.1 released http://getkudu.io/releases/0.7.1/

Apache Mynewt (incubating) –a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 0.8.0-b1-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/incubator/mynewt/apache-mynewt-0.8.0-b1-incubating

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and operational analytics for Hadoop through SQL support and integration with other projects in the ecosystem such as Spark, HBase, Pig, Flume, and MapReduce.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.7 released https://phoenix.apache.org/download.html

Apache POI™ –a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.14 released http://poi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.2.0 released https://yetus.apache.org/downloads/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF has been accepted as a 2016 Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization? Mentors wanted :-) https://s.apache.org/jzA7

 - Did you know that eBay's fraud detection and prevention system is built on top of Apache Kafka and Samza? http://kafka.apache.org/ and http://samza.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the ASF is participating in the 2016 Future of Open Source Survey? Your opinion matters! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2016FoOSApacheFoundation


Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

 - Washington DC Area Apache Spark Interactive will be hosting Apache Spark Proof of Technology by IBM on 15 March 2016 in McLean http://www.meetup.com/Washington-DC-Area-Spark-Interactive/events/229094350/

 - Docker Guadalajara will hold Clustering con Docker featuring Apache Mesos on 17 March 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Docker-Guadalajara/events/229257781/

 - Cassandra Day will be held in Atlanta on 17 March 2016 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cassandra-day-atlanta-tickets-20902673459

 - 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 next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver --CFP open through 9 March http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

 - 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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