Scratch Day 2016
By the Numbers
By Saskia Leggett and My Nguyen
This year, Scratchers in more than 650 locations around the world gathered to meet, share, and learn on Scratch Day — the biggest number of registered Scratch Day celebrations to date!
In fact, the #ScratchDay hashtag received over 12 million impressions as the worldwide community shared their celebrations on social media.
Scratchers celebrated around dining room tables at home, met new friends in libraries, cafeterias, computer labs, and event spaces, created projects together while sprawled out on carpets and beanbags, and shared their enthusiasm for Scratch over homemade Scratch sprite cupcakes, giant Scratch Cat hats, and colorful Scratch Day t-shirts.
Here’s a look at Scratch Day 2016 by the numbers:
1 batch of brightly-colored Scratch Cat cupcakes, baked in Xalapa, Veracruz
2 tiers on this festive cake, shared among friends in Zaragoza, Spain
3 ferocious (or friendly?) dinosaurs at the Green Screen Activity at Scratch Day at MIT
5 grinning Scratch Cat masks at Scratch Day in Oman, Muscat
6 olives making sounds with Scratch and MaKey MaKey in Wanganui District, New Zealand
10 energetic voices from Sao Paolo, Brazil wishing the world a “Happy Scratch Day!”
24 projects shared in Share and Tell at Scratch Day at MIT
70+ countries represented in the Scratch Day site map
326 flying vessels created for the Scratch Day Sky Parade Studio
2500+ views on the Scratch Day at MIT opening ceremony live stream
170,530 projects created by the community on Scratch Day
And that’s just a glance!
Check out the Scratch Day 2016 Storify to see how the rest of the community celebrated around the world.
Saskia Leggett is Outreach Manager for the Scratch Team.
My Nguyen is Communications Specialist for the Scratch Foundation.