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Friday May 06, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 May 2016

As we're making our final preparations for Vancouver, here's what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 May 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.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing "three nines" performance at 99.95% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us at Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR http://apachecon.com/
 - Event highlights on FeatherCast http://feathercast.apache.org/
 - Developers share why they attend https://www.linux.com/blog/5-developers-explain-why-they-attend-apachecon

Apache Commons™ NET –library that implements the client side of many basic Internet protocols.
 - Apache Commons NET 3.5 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-net/download_net.cgi

Apache Commons™ Validator –building blocks for both client side validation and server side data validation.
 - Apache Commons Validator 1.5.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-validator/download_validator.cgi

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/java/5.5.1

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

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.5.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/solr/5.5.1


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Global Payments technology company Blue Snap uses Apache Wicket for its eCommerce platform? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that technology provider PTC's Vuforia augmented reality platform uses Apache Syncope for its identity management? http://syncope.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache project anniversaries in May include: Forrest and Geronimo (12 years); Tomcat (11 years); OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, and Turbine (9 years); Tuscany (8 years); Libcloud (5 years); Giraph, Hama, and ManifoldCF (4 years); Phoenix and Stratos (2 years); and Whimsy (1 year)? https://projects.apache.org/


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

 - 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 Stockholm Hadoop User Group will feature Apache Impala on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/stockholm-hug/events/228082101/

 - Big Data Frankfurt v 2.0 will take place on 12 May 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Frankfurt/events/227415048/

 - The In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso http://imcsummit.org

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apache-cloudstacktm-conference-montreal-2016-tickets-23815552960

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

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose https://cfp.cassandrasummit.org/

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo http://cloudstack.usp.br/en/index.php

 - 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/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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