We've teamed up with our friends at The Pragmatic Bookshelf to give you the chance to win one of their Erlang or Elixir ebooks. Not only that, we have two to give away every month until the end of 2024 - that's two Erlang Forums winners each month!

About the prize

Whether you're just starting out on your Erlang journey or you've been using it for a while, PragProg have something for everyone! Their current Erlang related books include: Programming Erlang and Property-Based Testing with PropEr, Erlang, and Elixir, and of course there are a whole host of Elixir books to choose from too! Whatever you might be looking for, we have no doubt PragProg have something that will quench your Erlang or BEAM thirst!

How to enter

Every month, we will pick a random 6-digit Lucky Number which is displayed on our competition page for all to see. To enter the competition, all you have to do is log in via your Erlang Forums account and receive your weekly entry which is a randomly-generated entry number.

You can obtain a new entry number each week. At the end of the month, if any of your numbers turns out to be closest to that month's Lucky Number, you win!

This month's Lucky Number


So far this month, there have been 0 entries in the competition.

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To make things more exciting, every now and then, we will announce special bonus days. These are days when you will be able to obtain a bonus entry into the competition. Some of these bonus entries will have a condition, such as first needing to make a post on the forum, or following or mentioning us (or The Pragmatic Bookshelf!) on social media. As long as you have met the criteria, you can get your bonus entry. Bonus days will be announced on the forum so be sure to regularly log in!

Can't wait?

No problem! We've also got you an amazing 35% off all ebooks published by The Pragmatic Bookshelf! Head over to your entries page to get your code and take advantage of this amazing deal.


  1. Twelve competitions will be held throughout 2024. Each competition will run from the first day of the calendar month until the last day of the calendar month.
  2. Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person per week plus any additional qualifying bonus entries announced by the competition administrators.
  3. Entry to the competition is limited to one person per household.
  4. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified.
  5. To obtain a weekly entry you just need to have posted that week. Bonus entries may be subject to special conditions which you will be required to meet before you submit your entry. Failure to meet these criteria or conditions in a legitimate manner and any attempts at cheating will result in instant disqualification from the competition.
  6. Any suspicious entries or user accounts will be disqualified at the forum administrator's discretion. This include members holding multiple accounts on The Pragmatic Bookshelf
  7. The prize consists of an Elixir or Erlang ebook that has been published by The Pragmatic Bookshelf.
  8. No cash alternatives will be offered.
  9. The competition organiser reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any prize with cash or a prize of comparable value.
  10. Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  11. If you are a winner, you will be required to provide your full name and a suitable email address so that this can be passed on to The Pragmatic Bookshelf to send you your prize. Failure to provide your details within 10 days of winning the competition will result in your disqualification as a winner and an alternative winner will be selected.
  12. The forum username of all winners will be displayed on our website erlangforums.com and may be used by The Pragmatic Bookshelf for promotional reasons.
  13. The Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  14. If you are a competition winner, you acknowledge and agree that neither erlangforums.com or The Pragmatic Bookshelf or any of their employees, agents or subcontractors shall have any liability to you whatsoever in connection with your use and/or possession of your prize, provided that nothing in these competition terms shall exclude or limit the liability of any party for personal injury or death caused by negligence or for anything else which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
  15. Each user may win the competition only once.
  16. In the event of a tie, the user whose entry was made first will win.
  17. No personal data is collected as a result of participating in this competition beyond forum usernames and IP addresses for functional purposes, and winners' names, country of residence and email addresses which are required for delivery of prizes. The Pragmatic Bookshelf will record the winner as an order in its fulfilment systems.
  18. These rules may be updated at any time, in which case the latest version will apply.
  19. The competition prize is subject to The Pragmatic Bookshelf's usual terms and conditions.
  20. Please note the title 'The Pragmatic Programmer' is not included in this competition as it is not published by The Pragmatic Bookshelf.

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