Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman

Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman

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

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Biography

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 ybrikman.com.

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

Books

Blog

[NEW TALK] Automated Testing for Terraform, Docker, Packer, Kubernetes, and More December 05 2019Read more
Lessons learned from losing 50 lbs October 20 2019Read more
Terraform: Up & Running, 2nd edition has been published! October 03 2019Read more
Terraform: Up & Running, 2nd edition Early Release is now available! July 08 2019Read more
How we got to $1 million in annual recurring revenue with $0 in fundraising October 04 2018Read more
The 10:1 rule of writing and programming August 12 2018Read more
How we built a distributed, self-funded, family-friendly, profitable startup February 14 2018Read more
Reusable, composable, battle-tested Terraform modules October 13 2017Read more
Yak Shaving Series #1: All I need is a little bit of disk space July 04 2017Read more
Yak Shaving Series #1: All I need is a little bit of disk space July 04 2017Read more
Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series July 03 2017Read more
Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series July 03 2017Read more
Startup DNA: the formula behind successful startups in Silicon Valley May 09 2017Read more
Startup DNA: the formula behind successful startups in Silicon Valley May 09 2017Read more
The Truth About Startups May 05 2017Read more
The Truth About Startups May 05 2017Read more
Why Use Terraform? May 02 2017Read more
Why Use Terraform? May 02 2017Read more
Terraform: Up & Running has been published! March 28 2017Read more
Terraform: Up & Running has been published! March 28 2017Read more
Yevgeniy Brikman on the devRant Podcast January 09 2017Read more
Yevgeniy Brikman on the devRant Podcast January 09 2017Read more
Yevgeniy Brikman on the Yours Productly Podcast November 21 2016Read more
Terraform: Up & Running is now available as an early release November 17 2016Read more
Expert Interview Series - Jim Brikman of Gruntwork on Launching a Startup November 03 2016Read more

Webcasts

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.