Greetings Citizens of Erlang World,
My name is Richard Harrington. I run a Meetup group called "7 Languages in 7 Months NYC,"
It's basically a book club for the book "7 Languages in 7 Weeks," by Bruce Tate, a book that tries to give an introduction (definitely targeted towards programmers) to the core features of seven different programming languages, focusing on the particular strengths of each language.
The languages are, in order, Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Closure, and Haskell. We just had the Scala talk last Wednesday (it went very well), and we're now looking for someone to do the Erlang talk.
The talk doesn't have to follow the book closely -- in fact, the author wasn't an expert in many of the languages, and some of our speakers have veered quite far away from the chapter in the book because they wanted to stress important points about their language that they felt were given short shrift by the book.
All the talks have been great, and the groups have responded to the speakers enthusiastically. You can go to the site to see the comments.
If anyone is interested in giving the talk, please let me know. It's tentatively scheduled for three weeks from today, Monday, March 25, but that could be changed.
And if you have any more questions or want the contact info of any of the previous speakers to ask them what it was like, please contact me.
Oh, also, it's at Meetup HQ and they provide free pizza and beer.
Thanks for your attention!