Welcome, 2020! We hope that you have had a festive holiday season
and are excited to kick off the new year. Here's what happened over the
past week:

Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports
initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the
greater Apache community.
 - FINAL CALL: respond to the 2020 ASF Community Survey before 4 January https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.94%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 506 Apache contributors changed 647,823 lines of code over 2,002 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Gary Gregory, Dan Haywood, Carlos Rovira, and Andrew Wetmore.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Geode 1.11.0 released https://geode.apache.org/
 - Apache Drill 1.17.0 released https://drill.apache.org/

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 2.8.0 released https://libcloud.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons VFS 2.5.0 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-vfs/

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.4.0 and Solr 8.4.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the European Commission created its new API Gateway infrastructure using Apache Camel? https://camel.apache.org/

 - Did you know that NBC Universal uses Apache Tinkerpop's Gremlin to write complicated traversals? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that blogs.apache.org is powered by Apache Roller? Version 6 just released! http://roller.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

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

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

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and 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 (https://twitter.com/TheASF) 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

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache
community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel,
Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/
 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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