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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.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 3 years ago

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Ponytail Bias

When you automatically assume someone is a great engineer because of their ponytail. This bias most often occurs with men who also have metal glasses frames and a beard that goes down to their neck.

James often experiences pony tail bias when he visits Seattle even though he's really a musician who plays with a band no ones ever heard of.

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Full stack engineer

We want to hire you to work on all parts of the stack because we cannot afford specialized engineers for the different technical stack pieces and feel it's better to start the stack being sub-par instead of having expertise in each stack layer.

We are looking for a full-stack engineering to join our start-up, the next Google!

Added by acceleweb acceleweb over 2 years ago

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Optics

The default reason given when C-Level spend money on things that have no ROI.

CEO: "Do we need these expensive Herman Miller chairs? No. But optics... "

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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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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 over 3 years ago

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Uber Fast Food

When you are hungry during a Uber ride so you tell your driver to go through Mcdonald's drive-through.

Matt: "Honestly, getting Uber Fast Food isn't so bad. It is a little awkward for the Mcdonald's employee to see your driver trying to align the backseat window with the drive-through window so you can pay . Of course if a friend sees you it's also a little embarrassing but that's it."

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 3 years ago

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Agile

Agile development is a phrase used in software development to describe methodologies for incremental software development.

Instead of using PRINCE2 methodology. Lets use Agile development.

Added by callum000 callum000 over 3 years ago

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Cloud

A descriptive word given to something that is running on someone else's computer.

We will run our product in the cloud, so it is accessible to users on the internet.

Added by slushieman slushieman over 3 years ago

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Unicorn

A startup that is valued at $1 billion dollars or more

Chris: We need to raise more money so our valuation will rise and so Techcrunch will add us to their startup unicorn list

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 3 years ago

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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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Board Member

A member in a company that is partially responsible for all the major decisions in a company like who is CEO, who to acquire or be acquired by, and who to raise money from. The more seats a board member has, the more power they wield within the company.

Vinny's investor is a board member with 3 seats at his VRfeet startup. Vinny is CEO but he pretty much works for him.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 2 years ago

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ARR

Short for Annual Recurring Revenue

Typically this refers to the recurring revenue per customer. Total recurring revenue / # of customers.

Me: My startup is killing it! We're making 10 millions in ARR!
Matt: HOLY SHIT DUDE!! YOU'RE AMAZING!!!

Added by svhunt svhunt over 3 years ago

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Whale

A term borrowed from the gambling world to refer to higher rollers that drop a lot of cash and make casinos a ton of money. In Silicon Valley, whale refers to high rollers in mobile games. Zynga, Supercell and other mobile gaming companies make most of their money from whales as less than 3% of freemium game players spend any money on in-app purchases.

Richard: Lets make our game free so we can attract the most number of downloads and hope that a good percentage of our players convert into whales.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 3 years ago

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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.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 3 years ago

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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.

Added by sfazal sfazal about 2 years ago

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Bachelor's Degree

An academic degree which typically consists of about 40 college classes in a particular field of study. Much like a startup, it is typically either undervalued (by the uneducated) or overvalued (by zealous parents) rather than being appreciated in equanimity as a testament to consistent work under an educational institution. Also known as Peter Thiel's Kryptonite

Harold: So I see that you got a Bachelor's Degree just last year?

Katelyn: Yes, in Electrical Engineering

Harold: Hmm, so can you use Linux?

Katelyn: ...

Added by willgr81 willgr81 over 2 years ago

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Meat Dog

A dog that you can eat. Also a person who kept saying meat dog to his friend who got a Facebook offer and was later laughed at.
Meat Dog is also known as Donut, Donald, Z.K etc. He got a 4.3 GPA and is one of the smartest people at a college located in Ithaca,NY
Meat Dog is a lazy TA, but a professor here loves him. Huh?
Meat Dog won Cache War with his partner Papa Kuo in 2k17.

"Meat Dog, you are a piece of shit!"
"Meat Dog, can we have dinner at DeTasty at 4:30?"
"Exclamation Mark!"

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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.

Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper over 3 years ago

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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.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 2 years ago

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