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Frackathon

A period of time in which a person or group of people spend their time fracking.

James: Noah is off going off the radar this weekend to join his friends in Houston for a frackathon.
Winston: What a weird guy.

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Blackhat Developer

One who uses his or her knowledge as a developer to do illegal or questionably moral tasks.

Julius is a blackhat developer who hacks into people's emails at Starbucks looking for nude photos because that's the only thing that turns him on. Nobody at work likes him or uses the wifi when he is around.

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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.

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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 over 3 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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Problematic

A word that describes behavior that is only offensive to people in Silicon Valley or elite colleges. If someone accuses your behavior of being problematic you are likely to be fired or get written up for an HR violation if you work at a tech company.

The fact that Kamdesh only eats pasta in the company cafeteria and the fact that he only dates Italian women is problematic because he is appropriating European culture and is sexist against Indian women in his dating preferences.

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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

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Social Media

One of the species of apps that keep getting made. They're really just shitty clones of Facebook and Twitter. I mean if Google couldn't do it, what makes you think you could? It is estimated that every year:
Hundreds of thousands of variants of social media apps are pitched
Thousands are built to an MVP
A couple hundred end up on the app store as different niche apps after the companies pivoted

Alex: Hey Tara, check out my new Social Media app!
Tara: Oohh! Next Facebook right here!

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Linux Minters

Engineers whose preference in OS is the Linux Mint operating system. They are irrationally smart and work so fast that they are said to literally mint code like machines.

Jeremy is a Linux Minter who refused to use the Macbook Pro his office gave him, and instead uses his PC that has a vanilla version of Linux Mint installed.

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Trader Joe's

My other grocery store is Whole Foods.

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Problem Observer

A shitier version of a problem solver. A problem observer is a person who points out obstacles (even if they are incredibly obvious) offers no solution, and feels really good about themselves. They tend to end up working at a big company for the rest of their lives.

Mark was a problem solver that started facebook and dropped out of Harvard. Roy was a problem observer that has a PhD from Stanford and works at Yahoo.

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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.

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Comp Plan

An incentivized payment plan for a sales rep in a start up.

You'll know what salary they're offering you once you go over your comp plan with the manager.

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Ten Dollar Solution

Anything that works infinitely better than that "new thing" and the superior technology is at least 30 years old.

Trying to follow a ballgame on a Real Audio plugin vs. a ten dollar transistor radio.

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They Took Our Jobs

A popular double entendre referencing a redneck slogan of immigrant labor replacing US jobs and the passing of Steve Jobs.

Zeeshan: I hate the IPhone 6.

Matt: They took our Jobs...

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Database Problem

A classification of any problem which makes the speaker sound more intelligent by reframing the discussion while often resulting in no constructive next steps.

Q: I can't figure out how to get my startup to grow faster.
A: It's actually just a database problem.

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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.

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Andrew Andrade

Canada's co-op (intern) student of the year.

Andrew: "Oh man, I wish I was Andrew Andrade"
Not Andrew: "That's such an Andrew Andrade way of thinking"

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  • zazpowered zazpowered

    This must be Andrew then?

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  • Mrandrewandrade Mrandrewandrade

    Nope, not me. Either one of my bros, one of the members of my hate club, one of the members of my fan club, but most likely some weird combo of all three.

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Perceived Value Pricing

Gauging the pricing of one's product based on how much people THINK it's worth.

RocketSpoon used perceived value pricing to justify the increase in price for their product because they were the only food delivery platform in their area that delivered airline quality food within the smallest time window.

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Technical Bankruptcy

The accumulation of so much technical debt that it would be faster to start from scratch rather than trying to fix it.
Word proposed by Iheanyi Ekechukwu on https://twitter.com/kwuchu/status/625786816965160961

Ok guys, we're done with this legacy code. Technical bankruptcy needs to happen. Let's start from scratch.

Added by svhunt svhunt over 3 years ago

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Unlimited vacation and sick days policy

We don't want to pay out if you quit or get terminated on your vacation or sick days left over, if we had a policy.

We provide unlimited vacation and sick days. If you're sick, stay home! If you want to take days off, go ahead!

Added by acceleweb acceleweb over 2 years ago

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