So long, August. Let's wrap up the month with a look back at our 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 September. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - 24-27 September: T-24 days to Montreal. Don't miss 100+ Apache project and community sessions, from CloudStack to Spark to Tomcat to Geospatial to Hackathon, BarCamp, and more. Join us!

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield bouncy performance at 96.12% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 288 Apache contributors changed 444,400 lines of code over 1,613 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sijie Guo, Tellier Benoit, Kevin A. McGrail, Shawn McKinney, and Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez.

Apache Drill™ –an Apache Open Source SQL query engine for Big Data exploration.
 - Apache Drill 1.14.0 released

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta3 released

Apache SystemML™ –a machine learning platform optimal for Big Data.
 - Apache SystemML 1.2.0 released

Apache XMLBeans™ –a tool that allows access to the full power of XML in a Java friendly way.
- Apache XMLBeans 3.0.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that since Apache Groovy was first announced 15 years ago, the project has had 160+ releases, 320+ contributors and 100M+ downloads?

 - Did you know that the CFPs for DataWorks Summit (18-21 March 2019/Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019/Washington DC) closes 14 September?

 - Did you know that Chick-fil-A uses Apache MXNet (incubating) vision models to alert when their fries sit for too long?

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way"

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - Catch members of the Apache community at Solutions Hamburg 12-14 September in Hamburg --stop by the Apache booth and say hello!

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal

 - The Apache Spark community will be presenting at In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2-3 October in San Francicso

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 - 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!

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