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Yevgeniy “Jim” Brikman
Works at Gruntwork
Attended Cornell University
Lived in Stanford, CA
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I wrote a step-by-step tutorial of how to deploy a cluster of web servers and a load balancer with Terraform:

The tutorial is for AWS and Terraform newbies, so if you've been looking for a way to get started with either technology, take a look!
Learn the basics of Terraform in this step-by-step tutorial of how to deploy a cluster of web servers and a load balancer
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A Comprehensive Guide to Terraform: Today, we are kicking off a series of blog posts on how to define and manage infrastructure-as-code in the real world using Terraform.
A series of posts that will teach you best practices for using Terraform in the real world
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"Hello, Startup" is now available in Korean!
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The best part is I had Google translate that webpage back into English and my name came out as "Yevgeniy Only Large Debris" 😂
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All O'Reilly ebooks are 50% off today (enter discount code B2S6). Get "Hello, Startup" for just $17!
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My article, "A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It is a Process", is featured in the first issue of ScaleUp Magazine:
ScaleUp magazine is the go to guide and growth companion for startups & founders. Each monthly issue has the best resources, interviews, tips and guidance for growth seeking entrepreneurs. Our aim with Scale Up magazine is to make it one stop solution for everything required for scaling and ...
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This sort of thing makes my day.
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Why we use Terraform and not Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, or CloudFormation. This is the first part of our Comprehensive Guide to Terraform series!
This is Part 1 of the Comprehensive Guide to Terraform series. In the intro to the series, we discussed why every company should be using…
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Comprehensive Terraform Training: a tutorial of all the Terraform best practices we've learned the last 2 years, including state management, folder structure, loops, conditionals, and more.
A comprehensive walkthrough of how to manage infrastructure-as-code using Terraform. This presentation includes an introduction to Terraform, a discussion of h…
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According to research in the book "Flow", the human mind can process at most ~126 bits of information per second. Assuming you're awake 16 hours per day and live 70 years, that's roughly 185 billion bits, or 23 gigabytes of data.

Your entire life experience is about 23GB.

That's the size of a handful of HD movies or a few thousand pictures. You could fit a someone's entire life experience onto a second generation iPod from 2002. And you could fit the entire life of experience of 10 people onto a single microsd card.
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Latest "Hello, Startup" ratings: 4.9/5 on Amazon (25 reviews), 4.48/5 on GoodReads (96 ratings), 5/5 on O'Reilly (8 reviews).
Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams -- an O'Reilly book by Yevgeniy Brikman.
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You never know where in the world your work will end up or whose life it will touch. ❤️
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More wonderful feedback on "Hello, Startup":
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Co-founder of Gruntwork, Author of "Hello, Startup"
Founder of Atomic Squirrel. Author of Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams. Previously: LNKD, TRIP, CSCO. See for more information.
  • Cornell University
    Master of Engineering, Computer Science, 2005 - 2006
  • Cornell University
    BS, Computer Science, 2002 - 2005
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Software Engineer
  • 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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Stanford, CA - Cambridge, MA - Ithaca, NY - Marblehead, MA