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Iris

A girl residing in Menlo Park.

Iris just got a Facebook interview!

Added by Ivywing Ivywing over 2 years ago

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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.

    Added by jbark55 jbark55 about 4 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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.

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 5 years ago

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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.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 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.

              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 3 years ago

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              Eskimo Startup

              Eskimo startup - (def) A startup which is attempting to sell a product the market understands better than the startup itself, that the market doesn't need or of which it already has a plentiful supply.

              "It was an eskimo startup. They were trying to sell ice to eskimos, it was impossible to succeed"

              Added by BigSlowTarget BigSlowTarget over 3 years ago

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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 5 years 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 4 years ago

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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.

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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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. "

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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                        Hipster Designer Fallacy

                        Refers to non-technical, founders whose best abilities lie in intangible abilities versus testable ones. They focus on the overall product versus individual features.

                        Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc. and Brian Chensky, founder of AirBNB, are self-proclaimed design founders.

                        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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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.

                          Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper almost 5 years ago

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                            Skywalker Soreness

                            When your right hand is in such extreme pain from coding or typing that it feels as if it's been cut off by a laser sword.

                            I waited until the end of the deadline to finish my part of the project and now I have skywalker soreness. I can't do anything with my right hand.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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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.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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                              42

                              42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

                              It is also a famous and one of the world's best computer programming school.

                              - Six by nine. Forty two.
                              - That's it. That's all there is.
                              - I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe.
                              Douglas Adams (1 January 1980). The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

                              Added by ElieTeyssedou ElieTeyssedou almost 3 years ago

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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.

                                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 3 years ago

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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 almost 5 years ago

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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...

                                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 4 years ago