We've had quite a productive week in ApacheLand --here's what happened:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Announcing Program for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe –EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVES END 1 AUGUST! http://s.apache.org/eg4

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 19 August. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded an awesome 99.91% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ –Big Data automation system acquires and delivers data easily, securely, and reliably across enterprise systems in real time.
 - Apache NiFi 0.2.1 released http://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Portals™ Jetspeed –an Open Portal Platform and Enterprise Information Portal, written entirely in Open Source under the Apache license in Java and XML and based on open standards.
 - Apache Portals Jetspeed 2.3.0 released http://portals.apache.org/jetspeed-2/download.html

Apache SAMOA (Incubating) –a platform for mining Big Data streams.
 - Apache SAMOA 0.3.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/samoa/0.3.0-incubating/

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing Web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket v7.0 released https://wicket.apache.org

Did You Know?
 - Did you know that discontinued, abandoned, or retired codebases/projects are stored in the Apache Attic? The information is preserved at http://attic.apache.org/ for posterity, reference, and potential future re-activation, while keeping it clearly distinct from active work. 
 - Did you know that in addition to excellent sessions and networking opportunities those attending Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core in Budapest have much to enjoy in the city as well? http://www.corinthia.com/insider/2015/jul/24-hours-in-budapest
 - Did you know that the newly-designed Apache Projects page at https://projects.apache.org/ documents the evolution of the ASF's more than 300 projects, From Abdera to ZooKeeper, including charts, PMCs, languages, contributor trends, and more?
Apache Community Notices:

 - RIP, ASF Member Nóirín Plunkett https://www.apache.org/memorials/noirin.html

 - The updated list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - The Bangalore Apache Spark Meetup will be held 1 August in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/223706897/

 - Data+Visualization Detroit will hold BIG Data Analytics via Hadoop Hive Webinar on 1 August http://www.meetup.com/Data-Visualization-Detroit/events/223488118/

 - The Hands on Spark MeetUp will be held 2 August in Sunnyvale http://www.meetup.com/Hands-On-Hadoop-Hive-and-Apache-Pig-Learning/events/224252053/

 - Apache Spark will be featured in the Machine Learning Study Group on 2 August in San Diego http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoAI/events/223988723/

 - "Apache Spark: Spark Streaming, Dataframes, Zeppelin and more" will be held 3 August in Tel Aviv-Yafo http://www.meetup.com/israel-spark-users/events/224140512/

 - The Cassandra MSP Meetup will be held 3 August in Minneapolis http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-St-Paul-Cassandra-Meetup/events/222802981/

 - "Intro to Data Base Columnation with Apache Parquet" will be held 3 August in Addison http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Data-Science/events/223517154/

 - The Summer CouchDB Meetup will be held 4 August in Boston http://www.meetup.com/CouchDB-Boston/events/223514352/

 - The Apache Flink Crash Course will be held 4 August in Chicago http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/223983664/

 - The CloudStack Silicon Valley MeetUp will be held 4 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/CloudStack-Silicon-Valley-User-Group/events/223921012/

 - "Hands on Introduction to Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Ambari & Pig: Part 1" will be held 4 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/HSquared-Hadoop-Hortonworks-User-Group/events/224152083/

 - Apache Samza will be featured at the Hadoop Users Group UK MeetUp on 5 August in London http://www.meetup.com/hadoop-users-group-uk/events/223836730/

 - Apache Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark will be featured at the Phoenix Hadoop User Group on 5 August in Tempe http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Hadoop-User-Group/events/223611800/

 - "Intro to Apache Spark for the Business Analyst" will be held 5 August in Washington, D.C. http://www.meetup.com/DC-Analytics-Meetup/events/223896875/

 - The Brighton Java MeetUp will feature "So why would I use a distributed database like Apache Cassandra?" on 5 August http://www.meetup.com/Brighton-Java/events/223867043/

 - The Berliner Apache Cordova Network will host the Hybrid Cordova Network on 5 August in Berlin http://www.meetup.com/Berliner-Apache-Cordova-Network/events/224231539/

 - The Tampa Bay Hadoop Users Group will present "Apache Spark - what is all the hype about?" on 6 August in St. Petersburg http://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Hadoop-Meetup-Group/events/222808783/

 - The Tokyo Spark Meetup will be held 6 August in Tokyo http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Spark-Meetup/events/223961183/

 - The Istanbul Spark Meetup will host "Hadoop ile Merhaba Dünya (Workshop)" on 8 August in Istanbul http://www.meetup.com/Istanbul-Spark-Meetup/events/223599737/

 - The Advanced Apache Spark Meetup will feature Apache Spark and Kafka on 10 August in Mountain View http://www.meetup.com/Advanced-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/223910462/

 - The Houston Hadoop Meetup Group will feature Apache Solr on 11 August http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Hadoop-Meetup-Group/events/223231943/

 - The Boston Area Cloud Foundry Meetup will feature Apache Mesos on 11 August in Cambridge http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Area-Cloud-Foundry-Meetup/events/224306788/

 - Code.Brew will feature "Enterprise Dataflow with Apache NiFi" on 13 August in Dulles http://www.meetup.com/Code-Brew/events/223935951/

 - The Seattle JS MeetUp will host "Apache Cordova and Maker.js" on 13 August http://www.meetup.com/seattlejs/events/220102652/

 - The NJ Data Science - Apache Spark MeetUp will present "Spark Streaming" on 13 August in Princeton http://www.meetup.com/nj-datascience/events/222851584/

 - The Big Data & NoSQL Meetup Hamburg will feature Apache Spark on 13 August http://www.meetup.com/BDNSHH/events/223963763/

 - The Bay Area Apache Flink Meetup announces a 20% discount code and presentation on Apache Flink at the Big Data Scala By the Bay Conference on 17 August in Oakland http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/224213826/

 - Beta Test Apache Cassandra Certification will be held 17 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/DataStax-Cassandra-South-Bay-Users/events/224269417/

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos https://2015.texaslinuxfest.org/

 - The Big Data Innovation conference will feature an "Apache Innovation" track 9-10 September in Boston http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston-2015/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/
 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org
 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org
 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp
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