We're welcoming February by celebrating 21 years of project birthdays and preparing for the influx of proposals before the ApacheCon CFP closes. Here's what's happened this week:
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.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 February 2016. 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.
 - Continued snappy performance continues across 6M+ weekly checks, yielding 99.45% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
   --12 February CFP closes for Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver http://apachecon.com/
   --2 March - Travel Assistance http://www.apache.org/travel/ ; 4 March - Early Registration http://apachecon.com/

Apache Clownfish –symbiotic object system pairs with host dynamic language environments and facilitates the development of high performance host language extensions.
 - Apache Clownfish 0.4.4 released http://lucy.apache.org/download.html

Apache Commons™ Weaver –an easy way to enhance compiled Java classes by generating ("weaving") bytecode into those classes.
 - Apache Commons Weaver 1.2 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-weaver/download_weaver.cgi

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library that provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.4.4 released http://lucy.apache.org/download.html

Apache Tajo™ –a Big Data warehouse system on various data sources.
 - Apache Tajo 0.11.1 released http://tajo.apache.org/downloads.html

Did You Know?
 - Did you know that the Apache HTTP Server first debuted 21 years ago? Many happy returns to the most popular Web server on the planet! http://httpd.apache.org/

 - Did you know that 18 additional Apache projects are celebrating birthdays this month? Gump and Portals (12 years); Directory, MyFaces, and Xerces (11 years); Tapestry (10 years); Roller (9 years); Continuum (8 years); Cassandra and Subversion (6 years); Chemistry (5 years); BVal and OpenNLP (4 years); Clerezza and Crunch (3 years); Knox, Open Climate Workbench, and Spark (2 years) https://projects.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache TinkerPop graph computing framework and its Gremlin graph traversal language are the primary interface to IBM's Graph service? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Big Data Hyderabad will present "Big Data Processing with Apache Spark" on 6 February 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Hyderabad/events/227853405/

 - The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-19726408218

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco --CFP and Early Bird Registration now open http://hbasecon.com

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver --CFP open through 9 March http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/

 - The ASF Operations Summary: Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (August-October 2015) is available at http://s.apache.org/M0R

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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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