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Yevgeniy “Jim” Brikman
Works at Gruntwork
Attended Cornell University
Lived in Stanford, CA
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This is what I've been working on the last few months: a way to make it MUCH less painful to deploy and manage infrastructure. https://blog.gruntwork.io/gruntwork-infrastructure-packages-7434dc77d0b1
World-class infrastructure, all of the control, none of the work
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One of the articles I wrote for Y Combinator's The Macro, "Agility Requires Safety" (http://themacro.com/articles/2016/03/agility-requires-safety/), has been translated to Japanese: http://postd.cc/agility-requires-safety/
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自動車が走るには、安全性が欠かせません。ブレーキやシートベルト、エアバッグといった、ドライバーを危険から守るための安全機構が不可欠です。では、ソフトウェアの世界で鍵となる安全機構は何でしょうか?この記事では、物質界に見られる3つの安全機構と、ソフトウェア界でのそれに類似したメカニズムをお話ししていきたいと思います。
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The business cards have arrived. Grunty, at your service. 
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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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Gruntwork Infrastructure Packages: World-class infrastructure, all of the control, none of the work. https://blog.gruntwork.io/gruntwork-infrastructure-packages-7434dc77d0b1
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From Italy to Ireland: I'm moving to Dublin! http://www.ybrikman.com/writing/2016/07/08/from-italy-to-ireland/
Last year was a bit crazy. I published a book; I started acompany; Molly and I sold everything we owned and did a cross-country road trip,with stops at the Bonneville Salt Flats, GrandTeton, Yellowstone, Devil’sTower, the Badlands, andChicago; and then we moved toItaly.
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We almost moved to Dublin a few years ago but got a better offer in the Valley. Good luck there!
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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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  • 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
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Co-founder of Gruntwork, Author of "Hello, Startup"
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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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