Forwarded from Jens:
A moment ago our Snap! Cloud has crossed the threshold of 5 Million projects.
It's just a number, and we've gotten used to big, fast-moving numbers, right? Gosh, no! I've been reloading the counter every couple of minutes to catch the exact moment. I find numbers like this hard to grasp. Our cloud now maintains more projects than either the Apple or Android app stores. Our average user creates not just one but nine Snap! programs. That's more than on any other educational programming site, it shows that our learners are serious about the long haul of CS, and not just in for a quick one-time experiment before they move on.
In the past 30 days more than 32 Thousand unique users have worked with the Snap! programming system and updated projects in our cloud. Think about this for a minute when you think about what it means to be an "active" learner! After a little bit of a COVID slump last year we're once again growing. And now our growth is growing, too!
Success like this takes a broader approach than just offering a great programming language, it takes a curriculum to engage learners. I'm stoked about the brand new "Beauty and Joy of Computing" middle school curriculum Dan and Michael are developing at UC Berkeley, and I'm thrilled about Microsoft TEALS bringing their Snap! based curriculum to schools in Mexico next year. And I'm positively shocked that as of this semester they're even using Snap! at Brown University, the center of hardcore PL research and the lair of HtdP and Pyret.
Gotta stop now before I get all emotional. Ah well, too late for that...
It's just a number