Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman

Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman

Co-founder of Gruntwork, Author of "Hello, Startup" and "Terraform: Up & Running"

Areas of Expertise:

  • DevOps
  • Infrastructure
  • Java
  • Scala
  • Terraform
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby
  • Go
  • Play Framework
  • Node.js
  • Rails
  • CSS
  • REST
  • Web Applications
  • Software Design
  • Startups
  • Hacking
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Writing
  • Documentation
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing

Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman loves programming, writing, speaking, traveling, and lifting heavy things. He does not love talking about himself in the 3rd person. He is the co-founder of Gruntwork, a company that provides DevOps as a Service. He's also the author of two books published by O'Reilly Media: Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams and Terraform: Up & Running. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at LinkedIn, TripAdvisor, Cisco Systems, and Thomson Financial and got his BS and Masters at Cornell University. For more info, check out

Terraform: Up & Running Terraform: Up & Running
by Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman
Second Edition September 2019
Print: $59.99
Ebook: $50.99

Hello, Startup Hello, Startup
by Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman
October 2015
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $33.99

Yevgeniy (Jim) blogs at:

Webcast: A Guide to Hiring for your Startup
April 30, 2015
In this talk, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman will describe how to hire for your startup, including finding co-founders, early hires, and later hires.