Truss Video Series:
This series was much more helpful than the Grasshopper Primer because it was a tutorial done by a professor, who happens to be my design professor this semester, and so it was much easier to follow and understand what each param or command did.
I could not get the gradient correctly. When I input the area command it would select the second pair of each triangle across the surface instead of selecting one side of the surface. (if that makes sense)