We had a great chicago erlang user group meeting this April the 21st. With almost 40 in attendance it was a packed house for sure. We had two great talks. First was Chris Duesing on easing the transition to Erlang from Java and then Garrett Smith did similar but from a Python perspective. Following that we had a long Q & A session.
Here is the video of Chris's talk. He covers in the video the basics of Erlang from data types, to functions, to pattern matching, to lambdas, to recursion, to processes and messaging. Very thorough for a short talk.