We're ramping up for ApacheCon in 10 days and look forward to continuing our 15th Anniversary celebrations with the Apache community at-large. Here's what our 4,500+ Committers have been working on this week:

The Apache™ Software Foundation to celebrate 15 years of community-led innovation at ApacheCon™ http://s.apache.org/g9F

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
Sixteen tracks, BOFs, extensive networking, social events, special trainings, BarCamps, and summits showcase the latest Apache innovations that nearly 3 billion people rely on every day. Join us! http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Global uptime across all Apache services is a terrific 98.45% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Fundraising & Sponsorship –the ASF relies on individual donors and corporate sponsors to help bolster existing projects, incubate new initiatives, and promote meritocratic, community-driven development "The Apache Way" http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html
 - We love our Sponsors! Platinum Level: Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, and Yahoo!; Gold Level: Comcast, Hortonworks, IBM, Hewlett Packard; Silver Level: Budget Direct, Cerner, Huawei, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, Pivotal, Produban, and WANdisco; Bronze Level: Accor, Basis Technology, Bluehost, Cloudsoft Corporation, Samsung, Talend, and Twitter.

Apache Directory™ –Open Source directory solutions entirely written in Java, including a directory server, which has been certified as LDAP v3 compliant by the Open Group (ApacheDS), and Eclipse-based directory tools (Apache Directory Studio).
 - Apache Mavibot 1.0.0-M7 released http://directory.apache.org/mavibot/
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-M29 released http://directory.apache.org/api/downloads.html

Apache Flex™ –a highly productive, Open Source application framework for building and maintaining expressive applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones, tablets and TVs).
 - Apache Flex SDK 4.14.1 released http://flex.apache.org/installer.html

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore. It provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication. This is the successor to the widely used Jakarta Commons HttpClient 3.1.
 - HttpComponents Client 4.4.1 GA released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.10.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache jclouds™ –an Open Source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives you the freedom to create applications that are portable across clouds while giving you full control to use cloud-specific features.
 - Apache jclouds 1.9.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/jclouds

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.9 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Qpid™ –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging, and provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation and heterogeneous multi-platform support and a lot more.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.9 released http://qpid.apache.org/releases/qpid-proton-0.9/index.html

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.21 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDK's. It uses Apache Portable Runtime as operating system abstraction layer and OpenSSL for SSL networking and allows optimal performance in production environments.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.1.33 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the European Patent Office in The Netherlands is powered by Apache River?

 - Did you know that MetaModel provides a uniform connector and query API for PostgreSQL, MySQL, OracleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, XML files, JSON files, and more?

 - Did you know that The ASF's blogging platform is Apache Roller? v5.1.2 now available! http://roller.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Any23, cTAKES, Hadoop, Nutch, Open Climate Workbench (OCW), Solr, Spark, and Tika  featured in "Data Science, Climate Change, Open Source, and You" https://www.mapr.com/blog/data-science-climate-change-open-source-and-you#.VR7govzF9mM

 - Apache Drill will be holding a workshop on 8 April in New York City http://www.meetup.com/New-York-Apache-Drill-Meetup/events/221030703/

 - Call for Speakers for CloudStack Days Tokyo closes on 10 April http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-tokyo

 - The Women of ASF Luncheon will be held on 14 April at ApacheCon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/women-asf-luncheon

 - CloudStack Days will take place 16 April during ApacheCon http://cloudstack.apache.org/

 - Apache Spark Mini-Summit will take place 16 April in tandem with ApacheCon http://s.apache.org/ojh

 - Apache JMeter will be featured at the Drupal Meetup on 16 April in Sydney http://www.meetup.com/drupalsydney/events/220110457/

 - Apache TrafficServer Spring Summit will take place 16-17 April in Austin https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TS/Spring+2015+Summit

 - The next Apache Phoenix MeetUp will be held on 5 May in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Apache-Phoenix-Meetup/events/221247399/

 - HBaseCon, the fourth annual event for the Apache HBase contributor/developer/admin/user community, will take place 7 May in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com/

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The next Berlin Buzzwords conference will feature Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr and Cassandra and will take place 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

 - 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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