Welcome, August! We hope you have had a great week. Let's take a peek at what the Apache community has been up to:

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series. Join us!
 - 24-27 September: Register for ApacheCon/Montreal today! Discounted sleeping room rates are available through 24 August, but are filling quickly http://apachecon.com/acna18/
     + event updates https://blogs.apache.org/conferences/entry/apachecon-north-america-2018-announcements
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - Media and Community Partner opportunities available for *all* official Apache events: drop us a note at press@apache.org to help.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield hootin' performance at 96.35% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 843 Apache contributors changed 1,072,661 lines of code over 3,759 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Masaori Koshiba, mxnet-ci, Gary Gregory, and Chris Brody.

Apache Flink™ –an Open Source stream processing framework for distributed, high-performing, always-available, and accurate data streaming applications.
 - Apache Flink 1.5.2 released https://flink.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.17.5 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.13 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka 2.0.0 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Knox™ –a REST API gateway for interacting with Apache Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 1.1.0 released http://knox.apache.org/

Apache NetBeans (incubating) –a development environment, tooling platform and application framework.
 - Apache NetBeans 9.0 released https://netbeans.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? jUDDI (8 years); Any23, Lucene.Net, and Oozie (6 years); Ignite, Lens, Serf, and Usergrid (6 years) --many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that you can easily help promote ApacheCon? http://www.apachecon.com/acna18/banners/

 - Did you know that Apache Cassandra, Kafka, Spark, and many others are holding community events this week? http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

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

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - 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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA 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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