Welcome, 2019! We're testing a slightly adjusted format --do let us know what you think:

Apache in 2018 - By The Digits
 - Stewarding 300+ projects "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - CFP Now Open: Apache Roadshow Chicago 13-14 May 2019 http://apachecon.com/chiroadshow19/index.html
 - Save the Date: ApacheCon North America 9-13 September in Las Vegas http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - NEW statistics and visualizations for 7M+ weekly checks: 99.96% uptime. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 293 Apache contributors changed 960,842 lines of code over 1,707 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tilman Hausherr, Dan Haywood, Claus Ibsen, Kaxil Naik, and Olivier Lamy.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Attic --
 - Apache Tiles retired http://attic.apache.org

Big Data --
 - Apache Drill 1.15.0 released https://drill.apache.org/

Java --
 - Apache Juneau 8.0.0 released http://juneau.apache.org/

Incubating Podlings --
 - Apache NetBeans 10.0 released https://netbeans.apache.org/

Library --
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0-alpha-4 released http://groovy.apache.org
 - Apache Log4j Kotlin API 1.0.0 released https://logging.apache.org/
 - OpenNLP 1.9.1 released http://opennlp.apache.org/

Microservices --
 - Apache ServiceComb Pack version 0.3.0 released http://servicecomb.apache.org/

Network Client/Server --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.7 released https://openmeetings.apache.org

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Fortress is accepting ideas for new features or bug fix requests on their JIRA? https://issues.apache.org/jira/projects/FC/summary

 - Did you know that Apache OpenOffice offers hundreds of ready-to-use extensions, including dictionaries, tools, PDF importer, and more? https://sourceforge.net/projects/aoo-extensions/

 - Did you know that once again, Apache Community Development (ComDev) will be helming the ASF booth, and dozens of Apache projects will be having a presence at FOSDEM 2-3 February/Brussels? https://fosdem.org/2019/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2-3 February/Brussels https://fosdem.org/2019/

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP Now Open: Apache Roadshow Chicago 13-14 May 2019 http://apachecon.com/chiroadshow19/index.html

 - CFP now open for Berlin Buzzwords: 16-18 June 2019 https://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - Save the date: ApacheCon North America 9-13 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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