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Yevgeniy “Jim” Brikman
Works at Gruntwork
Attended Cornell University
Lived in Stanford, CA
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What are the best software companies in the world? Who are the best software engineers in the world? http://themacro.com/articles/2016/05/why-the-best-give-away/
I'm going to ask you two questions. Pause for a minute and think deeply about your answers before reading further: What are the best software companies in the world? Who are the best software engineers in the world? Did you come up with a list of names? If so, how many names are on that list?
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I'm very happy to announce that +Josh Padnick and I have merged our companies into a new company called Gruntwork! http://www.ybrikman.com/writing/2016/04/25/introducing-gruntwork-up-and-running-aws-2-weeks/
Building infrastructure for a software company is much harder than it should be. There are so many moving parts and somany concepts to learn. How do I build my code? How do I deploy it? Should I use Docker? How do I deploy a Dockercontainer? Where should I store database passwords? How do I manage SSH keys? What do I do when a server goes down?How can I be sure I don’t lose data? How do I even know that a server is down? It seems like there is ne...
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Infrastructure as code: running microservices on AWS using Docker, Terraform, and ECS. Slides and code for the talk I'll be doing at DevOps Italia on Friday. http://www.ybrikman.com/writing/2016/03/31/infrastructure-as-code-microservices-aws-docker-terraform-ecs/
Docker and Amazon ECS are a powerful combination. In previous posts, I showed how to use Docker to package yourcode and how to manually deploy Docker containers onAmazon ECS. In this post, I’m sharing theslidesand code from my DevOps Italia2016 talk, where I show how to automate the deployment by defining yourinfrastructure-as-code using Docker and the new kid on the block, Terraform.
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Every startup begins with an idea. Here's my talk on how to come up with lots of ideas and validation techniques you can use to identify the good ones. http://www.ybrikman.com/writing/2016/02/14/startup-ideas-and-validation/
Every startup begins with an idea. This is a talk I did as part ofNerdWallet’s NerdTalks Seriesthat discusses how to come up with startup ideas and validation techniques youcan use to pick the ideas worth working on.
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The video, slides, and code are now available for my talk "Infrastructure as code: running microservices on AWS using Docker, Terraform, and ECS": http://www.ybrikman.com/writing/2016/03/31/infrastructure-as-code-microservices-aws-docker-terraform-ecs/
Docker and Amazon ECS are a powerful combination. In previous posts, I showed how to use Docker to package yourcode and how to manually deploy Docker containers onAmazon ECS. In this post, I’m sharing thevideo,slidesfrom my DevOps Italia 2016 talk, where I show how to automate the deployment bydefining your infrastructure-as-code using Docker and the new kid on the block, Terraform.
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Why the Best Companies and Developers Give Away Almost Everything They Do. [my new post on Y Combinator's The Macro] http://themacro.com/articles/2016/05/why-the-best-give-away/
I'm going to ask you two questions. Pause for a minute and think deeply about your answers before reading further: What are the best software companies in the world? Who are the best software engineers in the world? Did you come up with a list of names? If so, how many names are on that list?
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Reviews for "Hello, Startup": 4.9/5.0 on Amazon (20 reviews), 4.5/5.0 on GoodReads (60 ratings), 5.0/5.0 on O'Reilly (6 reviews). If you've read the book, but havne't posted a review, please do. I'd love to hear your feedback! http://www.hello-startup.net/#reviews
Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams -- an O'Reilly book by Yevgeniy Brikman.
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My latest post on @TheMacroYC: Agility Requires Safety. What are the seat-belts, brakes, and airbags of software? http://themacro.com/articles/2016/03/agility-requires-safety/ 
Imagine it's your job to get all the cars on a highway to drive faster. What would happen if you just told all the drivers to wildly jam down on their gas pedals? Clearly, the result would be a disaster. And yet, this is exactly the kind of attitude many developers take with trying to build ...
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To go fast in a car, you need not only a big engine, but also brakes, seat belts, & air bags. What are the safety mechanisms of software? http://www.ybrikman.com/writing/2016/02/14/agility-requires-safety/
To go faster in a car, you need not only a powerful engine, but also safetymechanisms like brakes, air bags, and seat belts. This is a talk I did as part ofNerdWallet’s NerdTalks Serieswhere I discuss the safety mechanisms that allow you to build software faster.
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Agility Requires Safety: the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fKm6ImKml8) and slides (http://www.slideshare.net/brikis98/agility-requires-safety) of my talk are now available.
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Software Engineer
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  • Gruntwork
    Co-founder, 2016 - present
    At Gruntwork, our mission is to make it an order of magnitude easier to understand, develop, and deploy software. In just a couple weeks, we can get you up and running on AWS with DevOps best practices and world-class infrastructure. We take care of all the "undifferentiated heavy lifting"—the grunt work—so that your team can focus on the products and services unique to your company.
  • Atomic Squirrel
    Founder, 2015 - 2016
    Atomic Squirrel has merged with Phoenix DevOps to become Gruntwork!
  • O'Reilly Media
    Author, 2014 - 2015
    Wrote the book "Hello, Startup"
  • LinkedIn
    Staff Software Engineer, 2009 - 2014
  • TripAdvisor
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Cisco Systems
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2008
  • Cornell University
    CS 211 Teaching Assistant, 2006 - 2006
  • Thomson Financial
    Software Engineering Intern, 2005 - 2005
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Previously
Stanford, CA - Cambridge, MA - Ithaca, NY - Marblehead, MA
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Co-founder of Gruntwork, Author of "Hello, Startup"
Introduction
Founder of Atomic Squirrel. Author of Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams. Previously: LNKD, TRIP, CSCO. See ybrikman.com for more information.
Education
  • Cornell University
    Master of Engineering, Computer Science, 2005 - 2006
  • Cornell University
    BS, Computer Science, 2002 - 2005
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