Welcome, Friday --let's review the Apache community's activities over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 May 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Registration for both ApacheCons is open: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) https://www.apachecon.com/
 - CFP DEADLINE approaching for both events --get your proposals in by 3 May
 - Sponsorships available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. 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 – Over the past week, 369 Apache Committers changed 1,176,324 lines of
code over 3,156 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, Sebastian Rühl, Otavio Rodolfo Piske, and Martin Hesse.     

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kafka  2.6.2 and 2.8.0 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Build Management --
 - Apache Ant 1.10.10 released https://ant.apache.org/

Database --
 - Apache Geode 1.12.2 released http://geode.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Flagon UserALE.js 2.1.1 (Incubating) released https://flagon.incubator.apache.org/

Mail --

 - Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.6 released http://spamassassin.apache.org/

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 4.0.0-alpha-3 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Traffic Server 9.0.1 released https://trafficserver.apache.org/

Did You Know?

- Did you know that the Apache Cassandra community will be holding the Cassandra World Party online on 28 April? https://cassandra.apache.org/ 

- Did you know that you can help Apache Sedona (incubating; formerly GeoSpark) improve their software by submitting your feedback on your experience with the project? https://s.apache.org/ounj3   

- Did you know that the Apache SkyWalking community will be holding SkyWalkingDay conference 2021 in Shenzhen on 12 June? https://skywalking.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: March 2021 https://s.apache.org/Mar2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/wq2HXN4z9W0

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

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

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

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

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

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

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