[erlang-questions] Where is 13th International Erlang/OTP User Conference going to be?

G Bulmer <>
Sun Oct 7 20:16:05 CEST 2007


After last weeks excellent Erlang workshop, I am thinking about going  
to the 13th International Erlang/OTP User Conference.
Unfortunately, I don't know where it is (more precisely than Stockholm).

Is it in a hotel or a conference centre?
Is there a hotel offering a good deal on accommodation? I notice that  
Hotell Älvsjö was offering a discount last year.

I realise this is very likely too late for this year, but I will  
suggest it anyway.
It takes several days out of my schedule to go to a conference, and  
it's much easier to justify to myself when there are a couple of days  
of content. I would be very interested in a full day of training- 
orientated sessions towards "Erlang for those who have largely read  
and understood Joe's book". The things I feel I miss are the  
idiomatic uses of Erlang (like John Hughes' tiny [X || X>0]), and I'd  
love a 1/2+ day chunk of "Programming Distributed Erlang  
Applications: Pitfalls & Recipes" with hands on exercises. I suspect  
other newbies would too.

I wouldn't expect it for free, though I am price sensitive (this is  
my holiday, after all :-), maybe 116 €/person, with a group of 20  
people? We bring our laptops with Erlang installed and ready to go,  
and the organiser provides a wireless network to distribute example  
code, slides and stuff. The whole thing could be the day after the  
user conference.

If Erlang takes off big, it will be almost essential for next year.  
So the opportunity is to beta-test the whole process on us this year :-)

I notice that last year, the conference was 2 days long. Does anyone  
know why it's only one day, the 8th, this year, or is there more  
announcements to come?

G Bulmer




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