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

Francesco Cesarini <>
Thu Oct 11 20:05:57 CEST 2007

> The OTP course looks interesting, but I must admit, I'll have to 
> reorganise things, I am currently planning to be in the states 'till 
> 6th Nov.
The next scheduled ones are in London in November and South Africa in 
> Is the OTP course starting 5th Nov. a hands-on course? The course 
> approach isn't clear to me.
Very much hands on. About 50% of the time is dedicated to exercises. 
They consists in building a banking system, where the gen_server is the 
database and the FSM is the ATM machine. (Web banking APIs and the ATM 
graphics are provided).
> Would it be a reasonable level if all my Erlang experience has been 
> based on Joe's book, and 'hacking around'?
Yes. Everyone at all levels (Assuming they have a programming background 
and have used Erlang) who attends an OTP course will get out the 
knowledge needed based on their entry level. This will vary from the 
person who just attended an Erlang course the week before to the 
developer who has worked with Erlang for over a year and is now making 
sure he has not missed anything. Only issue with this course is that 5 
days will be compressed into 4, so the tempo will be higher. 
> Has anyone been on the course, who is also familiar with the contents 
> of Joe's book? Have you got comments about the course that you could 
> share?
I need to leave that to others who attended.


> Garry
>> Hi Garry,
>> I agree, the Erlang workshop was the best one so far. 100 
>> participants at the Commercial Users of Functional Programming 
>> (Growing at this rate, the workshop will become larger than ICFP ;-) 
>> ) and 60 at the Erlang workshop are real records clearly showing the 
>> positive trends in the industrial use of FP.
>> One of the things we have done for the past three EUCs is provide 
>> Erlang and OTP courses in conjunction with the Conference. The week 
>> before the conference, we give a 5 day Erlang by Example, and on the 
>> week of teh conference, a 4 day OTP course, with a one day break on 
>> the Thursday for the conference itself. More information on the 
>> courses is available at
>> http://www.erlang-consulting.com/training/schedule.html
>> See you at EUC!
>> Francesco
>> -- 
>> http://www.erlang-consulting.com
>> G Bulmer wrote:
>>> 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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