With the Apache footprint covering 7 continents, we seemingly never break for holidays! Here's what happened over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Registration open for Apache: Big Data 28-30 September and ApacheCon: Core Europe 1-2 October in Budapest 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 a fabulous 99.94% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Pool –Open Source software library provides an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.4.2 released http://commons.apache.org/pool/download_pool.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –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 Oak 1.0.18 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Logging Services™ –producers of the most used Open Source logging framework ever.
 - Apache Logging Services Project Announces Log4j 1 End-Of-Life; Recommends Upgrade to Log4j 2 http://s.apache.org/Wzn

Apache Mahout™ –an Open Source environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.10.2 released http://www.apache.org/dist/mahout/0.10.2/

Apache Stratos™ –a highly-extensible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) framework that helps run Apache Tomcat, PHP, and MySQL applications that can be extended to support many more environments on all major Cloud infrastructures.
 - Apache Stratos 4.1.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/stratos

Apache Syncope™ – an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.5 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Zeppelin (Incubating) –a Web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics with many different distributed computing back-end system support, to make data analytics more fun and enjoyable.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.5.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/zeppelin/0.5.0-incubating

Apache Zest™ –Open Source Composite Oriented Programming platform and tools provides "New Energy For Java".
 - The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache™ Zest™ v2.1 http://s.apache.org/WMr

Did You Know?
 - Did you know that Apache OpenOffice has exceeded 150 Million downloads? http://s.apache.org/a1R
 - Did you know that the Apache Roadshow is returning to Asia? See you in Beijing, China 12-14 September 2015!
 - Did you know that the definitive Apache Community "how-to" guide can be found at http://community.apache.org/?
Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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

 - The next Lucene/Solr Revolution will be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 6-8 February 2016 https://fosdem.org/

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp
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 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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