Dear community,

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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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 [3]. If you are in town and want to say hello, then drop by.