Well, we got our Utah Valley Erlang group started with a bang—11 enthusiasts showed up (I hesitate to say hackers because most of us are newbies). We had a quick review of Erlang’s history and problem domain, and took a look at some code (the webput.erl example). A couple of folks also got Erlang installed on their laptops.
It wasn’t a bad start, but we’re not nearly done. We’ll be meeting from 7-9PM on the second Tuesday of every month going forward. The Open Source Technology Center has been kind enough to offer us meeting space—they even provided Pizza and soda this time around. For our June meeting, we’re each going to try our hand at writing some Erlang (something that will be run cooperatively over our laptops), then we’ll do a ‘show and tell’/code review. If I can just think of something interesting, but not too hard, it should be a lot of fun.
If you’re interested in joining us please do, we’d love the company. We plan on coordinating our meetings on the erlang-questions list unless we get to big/noisy/rowdy for it.