Scratch Day is the day where Scratchers join together at different events around the world to celebrate Scratch's release, and accomplishments.
EventsEditUsers, prior to Scratch Day, begin discussing possible meetings with other Scratchers. Different meetings/parties are organized and announced, whereupon a thumbtack is placed on the official Scratch Day map. Users can discuss when and where the meetings will take place, usually done in a forum created specially for the organization of the event.
At any Scratch Day event, different things may happen, as it is up to the organizer. However, commonly users collaborate on different projects, share their ideas and experiences, and overall, have fun.
Scratch Meetup 2008Edit
Although this isn't completely considered an actual 'Scratch Day' event, it was most likely a way to test out the idea of having an event where Scratchers could meetup, so whhen it came to the right time next year, they could make sure the event was well planned. The thread on the Scratch Forums to sign up was located here. At the event, many Scratch Team members were present, including Jay Silver (jay on the Scratch Website), Andrés Monroy-Hernández (andresmh on the Scratch Website), and Mitchel Resnick (mres on the Scratch Website). This event took place at the MIT Media Lab, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, December 6, 2008, 10:00am to 1:00pm, with free pizza and drinks included, all for free, although with registration required. In addition, it was recommended that people brought laptops with them.
Scratch Day MIT 2009Edit
This was the event held at MIT Media Lab for the first Scratch Day. This event was held in the same building as the Scratch Meetup, however was much longer, so there was more time to Scratch. In addition, there was a limit of only 200 participants, so it would not be too crowded. The official event page on the Scratch Day Website was here.
Scratch Day MIT 2010Edit
This year's theme is "Scratch Party!".
Many Scratchers are unable to attend a meeting, because they may live far away from one or are unable to host one. If that is the case, they can use the provided Scratch Day forum, view images posted by other Scratchers at other Scratch Day events, or allow a few friends over and having an unofficial Scratch Day gathering.
Scratch was released on May 15 2007 - while the annual official day varies, it is always set to land on a weekend, allowing the maximum amount of Scratchers to attend.