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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