Updated! See below for a clarification.
Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World seems to be bringing a lot of attention to Erlang right now. In hopes of helping some of us newbies stick, I’ve worked out a deal with Dave Thomas, the Pragmatic Programmers are sponsoring a blogging contest over the next three months (May, June, and July). I can almost hear you asking yourselves, “What’s a blogging contest and what does this have to do with me?” Well here’s the deal:
I’d like to invite you to write a tutorial or explanatory post that supports or supplements ‘Programming Erlang’. At the end of each month, I’ll collect the entries and working with another judge (the prags and I are still working out who) will determine the winning entry. The author of the winning entry will receive a copy of Programming Erlang.
For the rest of May, ending at midnight on the 31st (MDT), I’ll be collecting entries in the comments section of this post. In June and July, I’ll put up new blog posts to collect links. I’m looking forward to reading a lot of great blog posts, good luck everyone!
You should be able to write any introductory to intermediate tutorial about erlang or tools around erlang for your entry. If you want to take a look at the Table of Contents for the book, you could always look here
Alternatively, you could buy the beta (pdf only) and look forward to getting a hard copy once you've written your prize winning entry.