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Fireside Chat

A Silicon Valley ritual/circlejerk in which someone somewhat successful gets asked questions by a young upstart you never end up hearing from again.

Just spent my day attending fireside chat's in SF. I feel so motivated now I'm gonna play 20 hours of League of Legends.

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No Free Lunch

A theorem which states that tech companies offering not free lunch are making profit off their employees.

Commonly used by companies such as amazon, Microsoft and Apple to get overpaid staff's salary back

Founder: I had an alternative stream of revenue idea using no free lunch theorem

Co-founder: worked for Apple and Amazon, should work for us!

Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins about 2 years ago

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For Profit Do Good

A company that works to raise money for charitable causes, but is also a business that produces revenue. This is not incorporated as a Non-Profit organization.

charitybuzz.com

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 2 years ago

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Good-Cheap-Fast

The inevitable desire of any contractor. The typical rip-off method which any serious author should refuse.

Could you make it with all features till evening after we agree on the price?

Added by Francis Francis about 2 years ago

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Andreessen Voodoo

Drawing facial pictures on eggs to make them look like venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. Entrepreneurs then worship the eggs, hoping they can grow to unicorn status.

Every night before going to be Kamdesh engaged in Andreessen Voodoo hoping that his pitch would go well the following week.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 1 year ago

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Simply Scheming

Trying to impress a future employer by referencing knowledge in Lisp (a programming language with a horrendous amount of parenthesis) that is mostly only taught at MIT and UC Berkeley. Simply Scheme is also the title to a textbook written by Brian Harvey (MIT alum and tenured Berkeley professor).

Fred simply schemed his way out of the first round interviews making his interviewer feel incompetent by his lack of knowledge in Lisp.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 2 years ago

  • freefunctor freefunctor

    This is taught heavily at Waterloo as well (although there is a fair bit of Haskell as well). Elegant weapons, for a more civilized world.

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On-demand Worker

An on-demand worker is someone employed by an on-demand company such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart or Postmates although many on-demand workers work for a few of these companies concurrently. They are usually 1099 workers or independent contractors and do not get the same company benefits such as healthcare and PTO that full time employees enjoy. Companies hire on-demand workers for flexibility, to save money and to have less liability.

Tim: Although being an on-demand worker affords me fewer benefits I kinda like it because I can set my own hours and learn how to code on the side.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 2 years ago

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Neckbeard

People with facial hair on their neck, most of the time in lieu of their face. Chances are that if a software engineer is a neckbeard they are amoung the highest paid engineers in the company and/or are extremely smart.

I've never seen a neckbeard and a girl in the same photo, but damn they're the closest thing to ancient wizards Silicon Valley has.

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Bleeding Edge

A technology that's so new, you can count on it to be unreliable and troublesome (derived from the term "leading edge").

"Did our database crash again?"
"Yeah, this new big data graph mapping software is totally bleeding edge."

Added by healthdatatom healthdatatom about 2 years ago

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Daily Active Users

Number of people who visit your app every day. Usually more important than Active Installs.

Joe: We have 10,000,000 installs.

Kal: How many Daily Active Users do you have?

Joe: 100

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 1 year ago

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Engineer Agencies

Agencies run by engineers who pimp out other engineers and themselves to big companies and startups for a per hour/week wage. This can be more lucrative and give more freedom to said engineers who work on their own time.

James sought the help of an Engineer Agency to build an initial version of his OnDemand Condom delivery service for iOS and Android.

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Cal (aka Berkeley, aka Not-Stanford)

Harvard: Stanford of East Coast.

Stanford: For students who could not get into Cal.

Cal: Letting Stanford dropouts and graduates pursue all the billion dollar ideas because it was never about the money.

http://startupstudygroup.com/glossary/#comment-39

Cal: Yeah, you have rich parents.

Stanford: At least we got in.

Added by charlesjo charlesjo about 2 years ago

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VP Of Product

Overseas the vision of the product. Communicates between the C Level executives and the engineering heads to develop a product consistent with the company's values.

Ryan got promoted to VP of Product and now spends most of his time in meetings with the CTO trying to hammer out reasonable trajectories for the company.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 1 year ago

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The Silicon Valley Shake

A choreographed dance entrepreneurs do in their favorite online video game after reaching major milestones in their company. Doing a dance in real life is many instances is far too awkward.

After being acquired by Twitter, Jack along with the founding team simultaneously logged onto League of Legends, typed in the /dance command together, and broadcasted it on Twitch.

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SME

An acronym for "Subject Matter Expert". Generally a person designated as the expert in a particular technology, process, or subject area within a company or organization. Often the title is an oxymoron and is given through a bureaucratic process where the person designated as the so called "expert" knows less about the subject than others yet insists on inserting themselves into the decision making process despite their inferior knowledge. They derive their power via their title rather than any actual factual information they may know.

The IT department can't install Chrome because the Browser SME declared that no more than 2 browsers will be supported and he choose IE and Firefox. He didn't provide any factual basis for his decision when it was announced but he did note that he was the browser SME and thus everyone had to abide by his decision.

Added by ipfreely ipfreely about 2 years ago

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Family Layway Weekend

When an entrepreneur spends a weekend with his family mostly because they haven't seen from him or her in weeks. The entrepreneur spends 85% of this time checking his or her phone for updates.

Ken decided to go on a family layaway weekend because his Mom's birthday was coming up. He told him mom happy birthday and sat in the corner the rest of the time checking his phone. His family was just happy to see him.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 2 years ago

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content

Anything that you can either read or understand from any one or more of your senses (hearing or sight, but usually not smell or touch).

Q: How can I create great content?
A: Well you could write something.
Q: That's not good enough, I want it to be more interesting.
A: I have an idea, record your voice and make a podcast.
Q: That's much better.

Added by jbark55 jbark55 over 1 year ago

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Oski Eyes

When an engineering student (primarily UC Berkeley students) tries to talk to a girl but ends up frowning and giving her an awkward vibe because he is too scared to say anything. This is mostly done out of innocence and fear.

Cindy was really interested in meeting my friend Brian, but since she was the first girl he'd talked to in months he ended up giving her Oski eyes and scaring her off. She's over there talking to that Haashole Brad now.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 2 years ago

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Trader Joe's

My other grocery store is Whole Foods.

Added by charlesjo charlesjo about 2 years ago

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Net 30

I hope this fly-by-night startup pays me before my rent check is due.

Founder: "And how fast do I need to pay you?"
Freelancer: "Oh, it's Net 30."

Freelancer crosses fingers for luck.

Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne about 2 years ago

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