here is the weekly community update thread #14. Please post any news and updates you want to share with the community to this thread.
# Release 1.5
The community could cut down the number of release blockers significantly. A first release candidate has been created in order to facilitate release testing efforts . Please help testing the RC and report any discovered problems.
# Flink Slack channel
There is a discussion going on whether to open a Flink Slack channel or not . Please join the discussion in order to give your opinion.
# Flink Forward San Francisco
The Flink community will gather next week in San Francisco for the Flink Forward conference . If you are in town and want to say hello, then drop by.