We're excited to head to Austin next week and celebrate our 15th Anniversary with the Apache community at ApacheCon. Here's what we've been working on this week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
- 130+ sessions, plus trainings, BarCamp Apache, MeetUps, PGP Key Signing, Project Geode Lab, CloudStack Days, Ignite Training, Spark Forum, Traffic Server Summit, events/activities/networking, and more. 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 an outstanding 98.88% http://status.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Lang –a package of Java utility classes for the classes that are in java.lang's hierarchy, or are considered to be so standard as to justify existence in java.lang.
 - Apache Commons Lang 3.4 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-lang/download_lang.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 Oak 1.1.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the New York State Senate's Bluebird-CRM v1.5.5 uses Apache Solr for full-text search within attachments?

 - Did you know that there are now 4,734 Apache code Committers? http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html

 - Did you know that we're always looking for Apache success stories that we can share with the community? Send newsworthy metrics/users/datapoints of Apache products to !

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Apache Cassandra, Kafka, Mesos, and Storm are up for JAX 2015 Innovation Awards. Voting closes 13 April http://jaxenter.com/jax-awards-2015/submit-your-vote

 - 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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