The people involved in this beta were likely recruited somewhat through social networking. I am curious if this has resulted in the beta community being a particularly isolated subcommunity within scientific computing.
For example, I notice that there are four articles tagged with PETSc but no articles tagged with Trilinos despite these being comparable packages. This is unfortunate. scicomp.stackexchange should be helpful to incoming Trilinos users as well.
Q1: Is it the case that those currently involved in the beta are from an isolated subcommunity?
Q2: Is this a problem?
Q3: If so, are there ways we can reach out to the broader scientific community?