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Dressing the part

When an engineer that normally wears contact lenses puts on glasses for a job interview or pitch meeting.

See http://svdictionary.com/words/software-engineer-uniform

Jennifer: You seriously think wearing glasses is going to help you get funded?
David: It's called dressing the part and it works so stop talking.

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Ephemeral Messaging

Normally refers to modern chat services that delete the conversation users have between one another at some point in time.

I love ephemeral messaging services because I never have to feel conscious about how much I curse.

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Diversity

Eurasia.

Diversity. Hell yeah. Our programmers are either directly from or descendants of wide range countries all across the globe: England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, India, China, Japan, Korea.

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3 Comma Studios

A legendary secret society publicly operating as an app studio in San Francisco, California. While the app studio founders are made public on their website 3CommaStudios.com, its members are kept highly secret, rumored to be having some of the biggest names in tech and venture capital as shadow leaders of a seemingly inconspicuous organization.

It's rumored that every few months the society inducts members by sending them a mysterious black key card with 3 commas embroidered on it. They meet in a secret location and talk about the tech world behind closed doors that open upward like a Lamborghini, not side to side like a Honda Civic. If asked, its members are told to deny their memberships and even scoff at the very thought of it's existence.

The studio's slogan: Do not bite the invisible hand that feeds.

I've heard rumors that Devon was inducted as a member of 3 Comma Studios a few months ago after starting his company. He denies the existence of the organization adamantly. But I saw a black key card with 3 commas in his wallet a few months ago. On top of that he goes out at random times of the night getting dropped home by cars with doors that open upward NOT side to side. Sometimes in the dead of night when I bring it up, he just sticks both his middle fingers up at me and whispers "2 commas be gone" in a trance like state.

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Microdabbing

A popular practice where people microdose on drugs (primarily LSD) for recreation.

After working at Facebook the entire day, Jim goes home and starts microdabbing.

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Agile

In a medium-sized and growing company, Agile can be a learning experience for everyone.

BigCo managers learn what it's like to ship tiny things instead of meeting about big things.
Software engineers learn what it's like to have parental supervision.
Early employees learn how to quit while they're ahead.

Manager: "We will remove obstacles from your workflow and refrain from micromanagement."
Engineer: "We will regularly estimate our stories and log our work."
Engineer: "Wait a minute, where's Early Employee?"

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TLA Departments

Short for "Three Letter Acronym": A department of a company that does not have any apparent function at all.
Groups like this are usually created by trendy management fads.

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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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Macgyverist Product Development

When a founder or group of founders take code that is useless by itself, from their former products, stick it together, and make a prototype/product that is incredibly popular.

Macgyverism is a term used to denote taking seemingly useless things to make something incredible.

Jimmy's new iOS game, Chang goes to India, was a result of macgyverist product development where he took a bunch of useless code from his previous projects, stuck it together in an hour, and shipped it.

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Hack

Traditionally this term has meant gaining unauthorized access to computer system but in Silicon Valley it has expanded to any be any clever solution to a problem.

You converted that cardboard box into a chair? Nice hack!

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  • skamansam skamansam

    This is actually the other way around. See the Jargon File for a much older definition: 1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well.

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    @skamansam interesting. thanks for sharing

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Engineer Musk

The smell an engineer has after hours of intense programming.

Julia, a local founder hounder, loves targeting men and women at bars who exude a strong engineer musk.

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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.

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The Algorithm Exit

Ending an argument or justifying an explanation by claiming one's algorithm is superior without any sort of justification of said algorithm. Often used in Hollywood produced films.

After getting in a 2 hour argument on whose product was better, Jeremy screamed that his algorithm was superior making an algorithm exit, shutting the door behind him.

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Angel Investor

The typical Angel Investor can be found in its natural habit, either grazing in the open pastures of tech conferences or herding in secret groups with other Angel Investors. If you happen to be lucky enough to encounter an Angel Investor in the wild, don't try to feed it with Buzzwords as it would run away. Instead, be honest and and try to listen more than you speak.

Hannah: Duuude, I met this Angel Investor at the conference last week and it was sooo cool! I even got a picture

Jack: Woah! They really do have wings

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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.

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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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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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Bubble

Refers to the collective group of software companies whose worth is perceived to be lower than their labeled valuations.

Jeff: You got funded because we're in a bubble. On demand cat food isn't worth 50 million dollars.

Ryan: What bubble? Cat food is a billion dollar industry.

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Changing Ms to Bs

When setting a valuation to ones industry, this refers to changing the numbers on one's presentation slides to reflect that the industry they are disrupting is worth billions not millions. Investors aren't looking to put money in million dollar companies as much as they are ready to invest in potential billion dollar ones.

"Back then I didn't know what the hell a Pitch Deck was. Sam Altman looked at my slides and told me to change all the ms to bs because thats the only thing that interests investors. "

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