Hello, Friday — let's review what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:
Support Apache –individual donations, corporate matching gifts, online shopping, and Sponsorship help sustain the ASF's day-to-day operations. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

Success at Apache –a new blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Success at Apache: Meritocracy. by Kevin A. McGrail https://s.apache.org/DiEo

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes Phil Steitz as Chairman https://s.apache.org/n7YT
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 September. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - ASF Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year https://s.apache.org/IDn5

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield assured performance at 91.78% uptime http://status.apache.org/
Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 - Apache Arrow 0.6.0 released http://arrow.apache.org/

Apache BookKeeper™ –a reliable replicated log service for Big Data.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.5.0 released http://bookkeeper.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ JCS –a distributed, versatile caching system.
 - Apache Commons JCS 2.2 released https://commons.apache.org/

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented web application framework.
 - Apache Wicket 8.0.0-M7 released http://wicket.apache.org

Did You Know?
 - Did you know that Netherlands-based Finalist IT Group manages the identity of more than 2 million accounts using Apache Syncope? http://syncope.apache.org/
 - Did you know that Apache Cayenne is becoming a dependency-free Java Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework? http://cayenne.apache.org/
 - Did you know that you can meet members of the Apache community in Germany at FrOSCon https://www.froscon.de/ and Solutions Hamburg https://solutions.hamburg/ ?
Apache Community Notices:
 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 7) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo
 - If you're looking for the ASF on social media, we're @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (follows/re-tweets/shares/likes appreciated!)
 - Presentations from ApacheCon https://s.apache.org/Hli7 and Apache: Big Data https://s.apache.org/tefE are available; as well as videos https://s.apache.org/AE3m and audio recordings https://feathercast.apache.org/
 - Check out the latest Apache Community Development newsletter https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/entry/community-development-news-july-2017
 - 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://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Meet members of the Apache Big Data communities at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 20-21 September in Sydney https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - The Apache community will be at All Things Open --stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh https://allthingsopen.org/

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco https://imcsummit.org/

 - ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - 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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