Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of its uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance.
The above description is a quote taken directly from the 'Getting Started' section of the Erlang homepage.
If you've downloaded the command-line client and have Erlang installed on your machine, then go ahead and fetch the first problem.
exercism fetch erlang
In order to be able to submit your solution, you'll need to configure the client with your Exercism API key.
exercism configure --key=YOUR_EXERCISM_KEY
When you've written a solution, submit it to the site. You'll have to configure the command-line client with your exercism API key before you can submit.
exercism submit PATH_TO_FILE