This year in addition to the Google Summer of Code we’re participating in the Outreachy internship program as well. For those that might not be aware of the Outreachy, Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program. Outreachy’s goal is to support people from groups underrepresented in tech. They help newcomers to free software and open source make their first contributions. Apache Camel is looking for contributions to the website you’re reading this blog post on.
The Camel community announces the immediate availability of Camel 3.1.0, a new minor release with over 291 new features, improvements and fixes. All users of Camel 3.0 are encouraged to upgrade to Camel 3.1 soon because there are some major memory usage optimizations in this release. We also plan to retire Camel 3.0 very soon due to this. Please read our Camel 3.x upgrade guide that describes how to upgrade Camel 3.
A few days ago Google Summer of Code announced that Apache Software Foundation is again elected to participate as a mentor organization. We are looking for ideas, students and mentors willing to participate in GSoC 2020. Anyone in the Camel community can propose an idea, look at the JIRA issues labeled gsoc2020 or create new issues with ideas and set the gsoc2020 label. Have a look at the Mentor guide to understand the role of the mentor and the obligations you would take on.