An SDS Curator, or Scratch Design Studio Curator, is a curator selected to add projects to the Scratch Design Studio. The Scratch Design Studio is a themed studio run by the Scratch Team and appearing on the front page that is changed approximately every month. SDS curators can recommend new curators, and if some other curators say that they would be a good part of the team, and the Scratch Team approves of them becoming one, they will get an invite to become an SDS curator.
List of SDS Curators
All Scratch Design Studios are created by the account ScratchDesignStudio.
Current SDS Curators
The following users are then invited to be curators of the studio:
|Note:||The curators are listed in alphabetical order.|
- scmb1 (Scratch Team member)
- speakvisually (Scratch Team member)
Past SDS CuratorsThe following were SDS curators at one point, but have opted out or are not currently active:
- Lightnin (Scratch Team member)
- taranir (then-Scratch Team member)
The duties of a Scratch Design Studio curator are to review and add projects that are submitted in the studio's comments. Anybody can make a project for the studio, and SDS curators look through the submissions from where the last project was added and add some submissions. They have to check if the project fits the studio's theme before adding it, and if it would be appropriate for the front page. If a curator is unsure whether to add a project or not, they ask whether it would work in the SDS Curator Meeting Area.
Curators also have to answer questions other users have about the Scratch Design Studio, and answer comments in the studios. The SDS curators also choose future SDS themes with the Scratch Team. Some SDS studios are new and original ideas for themes, and some ideas picked were submitted as a project in the 'Propose SDS Themes Here!' studio.
Becoming a Curator
The then-Scratch Team member taranir made a project explaining how you could become an SDS curator. It said:
|“|| Be friendly, thoughtful and polite.
Comment often, and constructively.
SDS curators have to answer hundreds of comments, not just add projects. This includes answering various questions about Scratch and SDS, or making constructive comments about projects. You can show that you fit the role by making helpful replies to comments like these!
Be reliable, and committed.
We need curators that will be active and dedicated for at least a few months. They should also let us know if they'll be inactive for long periods of time or need to step down. Real life and school comes first, but you should not ask to be an SDS curator unless you know that you'll be able to check in and add a few projects a couple times a week.
SDS curators are chosen when we see people doing all these things in the community. There is currently no application process, but you can be invited to be a curator by giving great, constructive feedback to submissions over a long period of time.