Hi guys,

It's week 11 of GSoC, which means we only have about 3 weeks left until the end! Here's a quick summary of what we've been doing: 

* Right now I'm currently working on implementing custom object serialisers and deserialisers to give us the ability to produce whatever we want to our topics. 
It's been a bit of a bumpy ride so far but Matthias just did a PR which resolves some of the issues we were having with generics. We'll hopefully have this sorted by the end of the week, so we can start using it for the producers/consumers/streams that we implement.

* Polina has already done AGPUSH-2159 related to our first "custom" producer but hasn't sent a PR off yet, given the aforementioned issues. She's also currently working on getting a fancier test environment up for all of our future consumers and producers :) 

* Since we have a very short amount of time left after that, we'll jump right into some more implementation with AGPUSH-2165 and AGPUSH-2166, which we'll be working on in our next sprint. 

That's it, just wanted to update on what's going on. 
Thanks for the feedback and help, we always appreciate it!