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An image of a Scratch Team member's forum title.

The Scratch Team (often abbreviated as ST) is the group of people who work on Scratch that develop the Scratch program and moderate the Scratch website.

Current Members

There are many members of the Scratch Team, including the following as of November 2022:[1]

A photo of the Scratch Team

Controlled Accounts

The following accounts are accounts that one particular person does not own, instead they are used by many different Scratch Team members.

Illustrations

The following people have made contributions to the Scratch Library:[1]

  • Alex E.
  • Andrew R.
  • Daria S.
  • DD L. (dsquare)
  • Ding Ding D.
  • Kristin O.
  • Leigh M.
  • Natalie R. H.
  • Owen D.
  • Robert H.
  • Wren M.
  • Zoë B. (Zinnea)

Scratch Foundation

Main article: Scratch Foundation

These members are not listed on the Credits page, but are listed on the Scratch Foundation website.[5]

  • Robert Carr. (Chief Technology Officer)
  • Carlos Diaz Barriga (Director of Marketing and Communications)
  • Christina Miller (Board Member)
  • David Siegel. (Vice-Chair)
  • Elaine Atherton (NoodleKen11) (Director of Scratch Education Collaborative)
  • Francisco Cervantes. (fcoCCT) (Director of Creative Learning)
  • La Shauna E. Nichols (lashaunan) (Manager of Infrastructure & Backend Engineering)
  • Magaret Honey (Chair)
  • Dr. Maria Janelli (Director of Evaluation and Impact)
  • Mark Ferrell (Director of Online Community Operations)
  • Mindee H. Barham (Chief Philanthropy Officer)
  • Mitch Resnick (mres) (Board Member)
  • Rupa Laxmi Shah (RupaLax) (Director of Philanthropy)
  • Ryan Mouser (Community Moderation Member)
  • Sarah Smirnoff (Chief Product Officer)
  • Shenkiat Lim (RagingAvocado) (Director of People and Culture)
  • Ursula Burns (Board Member)
  • Yvette Philip (YPhillip2006) (Director of Finance and Administration)

Previous Members

These are people who were previously part of the Scratch Team, but have retired and/or moved onto other projects.

Previous Scratch Researchers

Research on Scratch is being conducted by members of the Scratch Foundation. In the past, there have been researchers at other universities, including:

  • Andrés M. at Microsoft Research
  • Benjamin M. at the University of Washington
  • Crystle M. at the University of California Irvine
  • Deborah F. at Utah State University
  • Karen B. (who leads the ScratchEd project) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Kylie P. at Indiana University
  • Mimi I. at the University of California Irvine
  • Quinn B. at College of Charleston
  • Yasmin K. (who collaborated on the initial NSF Scratch grant) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Other Acknowledgements

  • Alan E.
  • Alan K.
  • Alex G.
  • Alfred S.
  • Anthony L.
  • Avraham K.
  • Benjamin H.
  • Berry D.
  • Beth P.
  • Boaz S.
  • Brenda N.
  • Brian H.
  • Byung S. K.
  • Cassy G.
  • Catherine F.
  • Chinua S. (Chinuaearl)
  • Chris P.
  • Chris Z.
  • Christos Z.
  • Christine K.
  • Cindy G.
  • Corey F.
  • Cynthia S.
  • Dale P.
  • Dan H.
  • Daniel S.
  • Danny L.
  • David C.
  • David M.
  • Derek O.
  • Dongfang (Tian) M. (taranir)
  • Ed S.
  • Elizabeth D.
  • Eric D.
  • Evan G.
  • Evan K.
  • Evan M.
  • Farshid M.
  • Geetha N.
  • Guillaume L.
  • Han X.
  • Hans de J.
  • Hillary G.
  • Ian R. (fullmoon)
  • Ioana F.
  • James G.
  • Jeff L.
  • Jens M. (Jens)
  • Jodi F.
  • John H.
  • John M.
  • Joren L. (JSO)
  • JT G.
  • Kapaya K.
  • Karen R.
  • Karin C.
  • Kate L.
  • Kate N.
  • Katie B.
  • Keith B. (keithbraafladt)
  • Kellee M.
  • Kelly L.
  • Ken B.
  • Kilmer S.
  • Lauren B.
  • Liddy N.
  • Marie S.
  • Mark F.
  • Matthew V.
  • Mike L.
  • Miriam R.
  • nasus
  • Nathan D. (nXIII)
  • Nasir K. S.
  • Nina P.
  • Paul M. (paulmedwal)
  • Paul J.
  • Peter D.
  • Peter R.
  • Phil D.
  • piccolina[10]
  • Rachel F.
  • Rachel G.
  • Rhonda C.
  • Robbie B.
  • Roland H.
  • Seymour P
  • Shawna Y.
  • Sheri V.
  • Steve C.
  • Steven C.
  • Sung S. P.
  • Susan A.
  • Susan C.
  • Tim R.
  • Tracy H.
  • Ubong U.
  • Vanessa C.
  • Vladimir V.
  • Will D.
  • Wing N.
  • Ximena M.
  • Yan D.
  • Z G.

Identifying Members

An asterisk next to a Scratch Team Member's name.
A Scratch Team Member on the forums.

Members of the Scratch Team on the Scratch Website can be identified by the asterisk (*) next to their username.[11] The words "Scratch Team" additionally appear below their username on their profile, as well as underneath the profile picture of the post in the Scratch Forums. Retired Scratch Team members do not have an asterisk next to their username.[12]

Contacting the Scratch Team

One can contact the Scratch Team through the Contact Us form found at the bottom of every page. The Contact Us link is for more private or serious concerns, which should not be posted publicly. For less serious concerns, or for other reasons of contacting them, one can use a Scratch Team member's profile page. However, for cases of users misbehaving or a contact between users, Contact Us should be used or the relevant items should be reported to avoid publicizing the issue.

Joining the Scratch Team

Main article: How can I be a Scratch Team member?

The jobs page[13] in the footer lists jobs currently available for those wanting to work on the Scratch Team. Being a member of the Scratch Team is a paying job. Applicants must be at least 18 and have the authorization to work in the US. Applicants must be skilled in the role they want to work at (programming, moderating, etc.), and in some cases may have to commute to the MIT Media Lab located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

See Also

References

  1. a b scratch:info/credits
  2. 'Please add Cindy (https://scratch.mit.edu/users/floralsunset) to the Credits page!' https://github.com/LLK/scratch-www/issues/4541
  3. https://github.com/LLK/scratch-www/issues/4060
  4. This Scratch Team member's name was added after last names were removed from the Credits page. christianbalch. (23/4/2020). 'Please add "Kait" to the Credits Page.' https://github.com/LLK/scratch-www/issues/3820
  5. a b https://www.scratchfoundation.org/who-we-are
  6. a b c d dietbacon. (11/10/2017). 'Add to "moderators" section: Joel Gritter (@gulptea)[, ]Carolina Kaufman (@lkaufm)[. ]Move to "Previous MIT Scratch Members" section: Connor Hudson[, ]Lily Kim[, ]Tauntaun Kim[, ]Hanako Tjia[. ]' https://github.com/LLK/scratch-www/issues/1612#issuecomment-335820149
  7. projects:314166329
  8. users:natalie/#comments-77581550[dead link]
  9. RjLance. (29/1/2016). "I had an awesome time being on the Scratch Team." projects:95852134
  10. piccolina. (2019). ' I have no official job in the Scratch Team. Rather I collaborate with the Scratch Team on small scale projects meant to sparkle design ideas' users:piccolina/#comments-65079818
  11. andresmh. (20/9/2009). "Three days ago we started showing an asterisk next to the user name of members of the Scratch Team." ar-topic:23242
  12. users:Za-Chary
  13. https://www.scratchfoundation.org/opportunities/
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