March 18, 2011
The biggest challenge with supercollider in general is in trying to not scare off newcomers. Unfortunately, as soon as one starts to develop any proficiency in the language, due to both its sheer scope as well as the fact that there are always multiple approaches to doing things, enthusiasm invariably trumps clarity (when exploring code, etc.), which instantly (needlessly) frightens off beginners. Not sure what the solution is, other than splitting a meeting up into the shallow/deep ends of the pool.. we certainly had fun though!