As a co-inventor of Erlang, Robert Virding is probably one of the best persons in the world to teach you all you need to get started on Erlang. It’s a bit like getting piano lessons from Bach.
So if you’re based in New York and want to get a firm grip on the Erlang Basics, you can’t miss the 3 day Erlang Express course taught by Robert on 11-13 September:
The course contains all the Erlang basics such as sequential and concurrent programming, along side error handling. The Erlang development environment is presented, with a special emphasis on the Erlang mode for Emacs alongside the major debugging tools. Good and bad programming practices are discussed, as are tools used to profile the system. OTP design principles and concepts are sneaked into the material as well as the exercises.
More details here: https://www.erlang-factory.com/conference/NYC2013/university/ErlangExpress