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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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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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Pretotype

A simple, often paper version of a very early prototype built in less than a day to help a startup team actualize their idea without spending a lot of time noodling on the "what ifs" and "how might we" questions.

Okay, let's pretotype these 3 ideas today so we can focus on one of them by the end of the week.

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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!

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Developing for Ghosts

Making stuff for people who may or may not exist.

As a potential investor for his company, I can't tell if Stevie is making something for people in need or he's just guessing by developing for ghosts

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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.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 1 year ago

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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?"

Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne about 1 year ago

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Virtual Christmas

Simulating the perfect holiday on one's VR helmet sitting alone in one's apartment.

http://churchm.ag/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/TheGreatestGift.jpg

I decided to cancel my trip back home, break up with my girlfriend, and have a Virtual Christmas this year.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 1 year ago

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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.

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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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Wung It

Coming up with stuff on the spot usually to one's success. Another of saying winged it.

Julie: How did the meeting go?

Arlan: Didn't really prepare, I wung it and landed the deal.

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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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Startup Marketing Intern

Free labor for early stage startups that normally do data entry and social media related work. They don't normally get paid but want a job for the summer so are willing to do whatever to add to their embarrassingly empty LinkedIn page.

Jack: Holy shit Max! You're company is huge. You already have 9 people here.

Paul: Don't be too impressed Jack. 7 of them are unpaid marketing interns.

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Malware Engineer

An asshole software engineer who creates malware (programs that attack your computer to display advertisements and unwanted pop ups).

Satish: One of my students was a malware engineer who installed malware on my computer after emailing me his homework. Now whenever I plug my Mac into the projector during lecture, Live Jasmine popups keep showing up.

Ryan: Uhh...that's because you have this tab open right here on chrome.

Satish: You weren't supposed to see that.

Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 2 years ago

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Techie Scum

A term often used when trying to angrily describe software engineers or people who work at software companies.

This term is usually coupled with stereotypes such as wearing a hoodie, consuming kale, drinking Philz or Bluebottle coffee, rimmed glasses, gentrification, etc.

Lewis: My rent is going up by 500$ this year. What in the fuck is happening.

Ray: It's because of the horde of techie scum that's moved in this month.

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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!

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 2 years ago

  • 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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  • zazpowered zazpowered

    @skamansam interesting. thanks for sharing

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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.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 2 years ago

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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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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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