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Yevgeniy “Jim” Brikman
Works at Gruntwork
Attended Cornell University
Lived in Stanford, CA
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"This book is PERFECT for anyone who is venturing into the world of programming and digital startups." http://www.hello-startup.net/
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I was on the devrant.io podcast! Find out the biggest lesson I had to unlearn in my career, as well as other nuggets of wisdom. https://www.devrant.io/podcasts/episode-2-yevgeniy-brikman
devRant is where developers can express how they really feel about the code, tech, and people that make programming super special (for better or worse)
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I asked +Gayle Laakmann McDowell what lesson she wish she knew back in college. Love this answer. (From "Hello, Startup" http://www.hello-startup.net/) 
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Chapter 5 of "Terraform: Up & Running" is out! Learn how to do loops, if-statements, and rolling deployment. http://www.terraformupandrunning.com/
This book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform, an open source tool that allows you to manage your infrastructure as code across a variety of cloud providers.
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Ch 4 of "Terraform: Up & Running" is out! Learn how to create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules: http://www.terraformupandrunning.com/
This book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform, an open source tool that allows you to manage your infrastructure as code across a variety of cloud providers.
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All chapters of "Terraform: Up & Running" are now available! Chapter 6 shows how to use Terraform as a team, including workflow, automated testing, coding guidelines, and more. http://www.terraformupandrunning.com/
This book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform, an open source tool that allows you to manage your infrastructure as code across a variety of cloud providers.
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Also, all "Terraform: Up & Running" code samples have been updated to Terraform 0.8.x: github.com - brikis98/terraform-up-and-running-code
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I was asked a fun question on the devRant podcast that I now pose to all of you: what first got you into programming?

For me, although you could hardly call it programming, the first taste was "modding" a video game on my computer to give my character super powers. Not long after that, a friend taught me HTML, and I built my first website on geocities.

It's remarkable to think back and realize my entire career came from messing around on a computer during high school.

https://www.devrant.io/podcasts/episode-2-yevgeniy-brikman
devRant is where developers can express how they really feel about the code, tech, and people that make programming super special (for better or worse)
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Got some cool new +Gruntwork swag. 
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I interviewed +Kevin Scott for "Hello, Startup", and asked him what he would tell himself if he could go back to college. This is his answer. http://www.hello-startup.net/ 
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One of the questions I asked of every developer I interviewed for "Hello, Startup" (http://www.hello-startup.net/) was, "If you could go back, what advice would you give to your college self?" The responses were amazing. Here is one from Brian Larson:


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Totally agree. However, my guess is you will find little support from the company side, at least in conservative places. End users will support you though.
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Co-founder of Gruntwork, Author of "Hello, Startup" and "Terraform: Up & Running"
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
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer
Employment
  • 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