Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Successful Provo erlounge

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.

7 comments:

JasonBunting said...

I wish I lived closer - I can't find anyone up where I live (Davis County), or in Salt Lake for that matter, who has even heard of erlang, no less want to get together to talk about or learn it.

What is this list you speak of? I would love to hook up and maybe even make the trip down there once a month...

Utah_Dave said...

Does your erlang users group have a website? Where can I find out when/where you meet? I'm interested in participating.

pate said...

There's been some talk about restarting these up in SLC, but we haven't really taken any action yet.

Would anyone be up for a Erlunch or something?

Utah_Dave said...

Yeah, I would be interested in an Erlunch or some kind of get together. So have you guys not formally formed a Utah Erlang User group?

Vince said...

I would be interested in something in SLC or north.

Scott said...

Is this Erlang group still functioning? I am interested in finding a local group.

pate said...

Scott, the group hasn't gotten back together, but I think there'd be some interest in getting things back on track.