I am pleased to announce we accepted an intern, Areesha Tariq, to this year’s [Outreachy](https://www.outreachy.org/) internship at [Open Food Facts](https://world.openfoodfacts.org/). Areesha will work with Stéphane Gigandet on a project to improve the code quality of the Perl backend of Open Food Facts until August 2020.
Areesha is a Software Engineering student doing her bachelor’s from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. She is mostly focused on web technologies and more recently on open-source software. Areesha decided to get involved with us as a developer at the Perl backend of Open Food Facts to improve its architecture, performance, code quality, tests, and documentation. Areesha also published her experience with the Outreachy selection process at [her Medium article](https://medium.com/@areeshatariq02/get-a-remote-and-paid-internship-my-outreachy-experience-482a6cfc0564).
Please join me in welcoming Areesha to the Perl & Raku community.