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San Francisco

The city of San Francisco is one the most famous cities in the Bay Area, home to the SF Giants, hipsters, a thriving LGBT community, and enough fog to make you consider suicide, commonly referred to as "The City". When non Bay Area natives talk about the Bay Area, they're either talking about SF or Silicon Valley.

Alex: Yo man, you doing something later? It's Friday.
Kim: Yea I'm thinking about heading to The City later for some drinks, probably near Nob Hill or something.
Alex: Sounds chill. Can I come?
Kim: I don't know if it's your scene. The place has pretty hipster bars. They all have PBR on tap for $5 a pint.

Added by xmangoslushie xmangoslushie over 7 years ago

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    Janitor at startup

    The title an asshole CEO (generally a sole founder) puts on their Linkedin title to show they have the ability to fire anybody.

    Random dude: Where do you work?
    Albert: I am at the greatest game company around called BigVikingGames
    Random dude: Cool, what do you do there?
    Albert: I am the janitor, I just take out the trash!
    Random dude: cool story bro

    Added by timferris timferris over 7 years ago

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      Ramen Profitable

      When a startup makes enough money to pay for the founders' living expenses. To read more check out Paul Graham's post on it

      Matthew: Just because it's called ramen profitable doesn't mean you need to be eating ramen all the time. There are other foods in the same price range.
      Kilim: Wait I don't?

      Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 7 years ago

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        Protective Incompetence

        Being bad at something you don't like to do, so you don't have to do it.

        > I think the reason I made such a mystery of business was that I was disgusted by the idea of doing it. I wanted to work in the pure, intellectual world of software, not deal with customers' mundane problems. People who don't want to get dragged into some kind of work often develop a protective incompetence at it. Paul Erdos was particularly good at this. By seeming unable even to cut a grapefruit in half (let alone go to the store and buy one), he forced other people to do such things for him, leaving all his time free for math. Erdos was an extreme case, but most husbands use the same trick to some degree.

        http://www.paulgraham.com/start.html

        Added by adamzerner adamzerner over 7 years ago

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          Equity Whore

          A startup founder that micro manages company equity to maximize his own ownership but loses sight of more important things.

          David: Did you hear? I managed to negotiate that lead engineer down to 0.3%. Now I will have an extra 1%.
          Sarah: Stop being such an equity whore, having a smaller piece of something is better than having a large piece of nothing.

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 7 years ago

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            *Insert Noun Here* Enthusiast

            A description often used in online social blogging bios that superficially attempts to showcase aspects of one's personality that one wants others to remember them for. Many times these descriptions are used to compensate for lack of knowledge or experience in that very same area.

            Hi my name is Homer, I'm a Ruby on Rails enthusiast, cat owner, and a tech aficionado living in the Bay Area. I do marketing for Lyft.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 7 years ago

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              Pre-IPO Bubble

              A currently "non-occuring" speculative bubble where there is an increasing number of pre-ipo companies with ridiculous valuations which will never reach investor expectations

              Economist: it seems like the dot com bubble is happening again except companies are pre IPO

              VC: woah, this start up has expential user growth must be the next unicorn! Better invest now.

              Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins over 7 years ago

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                Legacy Code

                Legacy code is source code that relates to a no-longer supported, manufactured operating system or other computer technology.

                To punish Lewis, the senior engineer decided to make him read and edit legacy code for an entire week.

                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 7 years ago

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                  Dick Jerk Algorithm

                  Highly sophisticated algorithm devised by Pied Piper engineers where one can jerk off 4 dudes at once.
                  This algorithm inspired Richard to come up with an advanced middle out algorithm.
                  Dick to floor. D2floor.

                  ummm, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-hUV9yhqgY enough said...

                  Added by svhunt svhunt over 7 years ago

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                    Bitcoin

                    An internet exchange currency originally used on Silk Road that silicon valley entrepreneurs and investors don't want failing because their startup revolves around it. These same people rarely use it on a day to day basis.

                    Jimmy: My startup lets you pay for ice cream using Bitcoin.
                    Jerry: Awesome, as the founder of a Bitcoin company how many Bitcoins do you actually own?
                    Jimmy: 0

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 7 years ago

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                      Code Masochist

                      A person pursuing a CS degree from a university who finds everything way to easy for his own good, so to challenge himself (or herself) he or she purposely does the projects on the last day so they can feel a comparable amount of pressure to the other students who've sometimes had up to a month to finish. (Can also apply to software engineering employees who do their work irrationally close to the deadline).

                      Hai was such a code masochist that he decided to do his upper div cs projects 12 hours before it was due. The professor assigned it 4 weeks ago.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 7 years ago

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                        SWOT Analysis

                        SWOT is a planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an idea or decision. Jared is ridiculed by the other members of Pied Piper on Silicon Valley for suggesting SWOT because they think it is corporate and a waste of time.

                        "I've booby trapped the house with corporate resources"
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfB0g_JDIds

                        Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 7 years ago

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                          Rollback

                          Generally refers to when you push bad code to production and you want to undo your changes by rolling back to a previous release

                          I've made a huge mistake. Do a rollback

                          Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 7 years ago

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                            Bricked

                            A piece of hardware that doesn’t function anymore because it was tampered with.
                            You seriously messed up that upgrade, and now your entire device has been rendered useless.

                            "I tried to install the most recent version of Windows on my old Mac, but it totally bricked the whole computer."

                            Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper over 7 years ago

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                              Self made entrepreneur

                              A label meaning that an entrepreneur has come from nothing, has not inherited their wealth or startup. A lot of entrepreneurs have found a loophole because while inheriting a lot of money disqualifies one from being self made, receiving a shit ton of money and connections from your parents while they are alive doesn't.

                              John: How did you possibly hire 50 people without any VC funding. You told me you were self made?
                              Lyman: My dad gave me a ton of money and connections. Does that count?

                              Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 7 years ago

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                                Pistol Ship

                                To ship one's code without checking it. This is normally done out of a combination of hubris and laziness.

                                Jack: I feel like Clint Eastwood, I've been pistol shipping compiled code all day. I love working at Facebook.

                                Lewis: Facebook is down.

                                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 7 years ago

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                                  Pokemon Recruiting

                                  Giving preference to job candidates based on having unusual non-job-related characteristics - with the goal of collecting one of each kind to your team. Based on the collectible toy with the theme "Gotta Catch 'Em All".

                                  Yuliya: Hey look, a resume from a Bulgarian engineer who speaks Urdu and plays the ukelele in her spare time.

                                  Andy: Wow, serious Pokemon points there.

                                  Added by AndyB AndyB over 7 years ago

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                                    X for Y

                                    A way entrepreneurs use to describe their startup to customers and investors so they can quickly grasp how their product works. It is done by comparing your startup to another successful company that likely pioneered its business model.

                                    My startup is Airbnb for cars = people can borrow your car when you are not using it
                                    My startup is Uber for food = food will be delivered to you on demand
                                    My startup is Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley = svdictionary.com

                                    Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 7 years ago

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                                      PG

                                      An acronym used in forums referring to Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator and creator of Hacker news. He spends his time tweeting about how much Y Combinator has grown and describing the perfect founder in a similar way that Cosmopolitan magazine describes the perfect man or woman.

                                      I read a PG essay talking about how the perfect founder has an engineering degree, is always hungry, and lives with his founders in the same apartment. After graduating from Stanford,, we now live in Palo Alto in a one bedroom apartment without any food in the fridge other than raw ramen payed for using the profits of our company in which we are the only customers of.

                                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 7 years ago

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                                      Eat Your Own Dog Food

                                      Actually using the product that you make.

                                      To realize the users' pain points with your product, you have to eat your own dog food and actually use it.

                                      Added by trescomas trescomas over 7 years ago