Medium Data

The hipster data scientist's new topic of discussion. “Big Data” has become a meaningless cliché, so much so that complaining about Big Data being a cliché is also a cliché.

PM: Can you look at this set of big data? It is 200GB.
Data scientist: That is actually only medium data according to yourdatafitsinram.github.io

Added by Mrandrewandrade Mrandrewandrade almost 7 years ago


Three Commas Club

Three commas to imply a billion dollars as $1,000,000,000 has 3 commas. To be in the three commas club is to be a billionaire.

Richard’s literalness remains the one thing to rattle Russ. “You know what has three commas in it, Richard?” “A sentence with two appositive phrases in it?”


Added by arunaharsa arunaharsa almost 7 years ago


    Tres Commas

    Spanish for three commas as in 1 billion dollars or $1,000,000,000

    After the IPO of his company Matthew is now part of the tres commas club

    Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago



      Cryptocurrency featuring the Shiba Inu dog on a golden coin as its logo.


      Added by svhunt svhunt almost 7 years ago



        To undermine the confidence of somebody to gain advantage in a situation. On Silicon Valley, VC firms neg Richard to bring down the valuation of Pied Piper but Erlich counters by "negging the neg" to create funding demand for their startup.


        Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago


          Junior Software Engineer

          An engineer that fixes bugs and writes tests.

          Tim: I've just been fixing typos and writing tests for all the shitty code other engineers are putting out. When will I do real work?
          Harold: Shut up and keep working

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago

          • memobug memobug

            the example doesn't use the term

            almost 7 years ago
          • chipchop chipchop

            @memobug true. For some definitions using the actual word made the example flow a little worse so I leave it out if it's obvious. What do you think?

            almost 7 years ago

          Rubber Duck Debugging

          Many programmers have had the experience of explaining a programming problem to someone else, possibly even to someone who knows nothing about programming, and then hitting upon the solution in the process of explaining the problem. In describing what the code is supposed to do and observing what it actually does, any incongruity between these two becomes apparent.

          "Hey dude, are you talking to someone?" Nah dude, I'm just rubber duck debugging. "Oh cool, thought you were crazy."

          Added by Spshulem Spshulem almost 7 years ago


            Beast Mode

            Partially derived from the sports world (Marshawn Lynch going beast mode in the NFL). It is when you are super busy and have deadlines. You put on earplugs/headphones and drink caffeine in an attempt to knock out work/coding.

            Did you see Rohan? He went beast mode on that compiler program today and finished it on time.
            Man! Andrew went beastmode on my escalated technical cases today. Awesome!

            Added by famartinez famartinez over 6 years ago


              Product Hunt

              An app well known by tech people in Silicon Valley as a way to discover new startups and apps


              Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago


              Post Silicon Valley Move Stress Disorder (PSVMSD)

              What an investment banker experiences after moving to Silicon Valley because he is no longer at the top of the totem pole.

              Lloyd: The other day I was talking to this girl when suddenly this nerdy Facebook employee starts talking to her, not even Mark, just a regular employee... and then she completely ignores me. I work in finance. I repeat, I work in finance. I miss New York.

              Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago


                Man Jose

                Man Jose refers to the city of San Jose, located within Silicon Valley, which contains a large number of male Software Engineers.

                Sam: Why can't I find a nice girl to go out with?
                Mark: What did you expect? You live in Man Jose.

                Added by xmangoslushie xmangoslushie almost 7 years ago


                  Jack Dorsey

                  Founder of Square and Twitter. He reads alot of books on self-improvement and tries to build a zen-like culture within the work place like a poor man's Phil Jackson.

                  Jack Dorsey made us hold hands after the meeting today in a circle. It was awkward because I hear Stacy doesn't wash her hands after going to the bathroom.

                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 7 years ago



                    FOMO = an acronym for "Fear of Missing Out"

                    The team was exhausted from attending/pitching at multiple conferences during the same week, but pressed on- motivated by FOMO that their dream angel investor might be present.

                    Added by StephanieG StephanieG almost 7 years ago

                    • @WeTeachGeeks @WeTeachGeeks

                      So many events to attend....so many clients to find...

                      almost 7 years ago

                    Brain Rape

                    Intellectual property robbery thinly disguised as acquisition talk. Usually committed by a big company on a startup. Yelp got brainraped by Google back in the day.

                    Erlich: They're brainraping us right?
                    Gerald: They definitely are.
                    Erlich: Shit!

                    Added by svhunt svhunt almost 7 years ago


                      CS Fix My Shit Fallacy

                      The false assumption that anyone who can code or has a computer science degree can fix your computer or any household electronics.

                      Marco: Hey you study Computerz at that fancy university don' you? Could you fix my toaster?

                      Julian: Hell no. Why would I know how to do something like that.

                      Marco: Because computerz are basically more advance toasterz.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 7 years ago


                        Code Couple

                        Programming partners (in work or school) that are also involved with one another romantically.

                        Jeremy and Liz are the hottest code couple at Stanford. I hear after finishing their compilers projects they hold hands and read quantum computing books until both their bodies are exhausted.

                        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 7 years ago



                          Quora is a overhyped startup unicorn that is jealous of Reddit's +500 million monthly visitors and was founded by a former Facebook employee. On Quora where you can ask questions about how to get rich, how to pitch investors and gossip about famous companies like Google, Apple and Facebook. Oh, and also stalk Jimmy Wales and Adrian Lamo.

                          Now seriously: A Q&A website where you can ask questions about anything and have article-length answers written by Top Writers or Ph.D.s who spend nearly 2 hours writing superb answers full of images, graphics and details that are above your comprehension and that later will probably be posted to Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Forbes, BBC, The New York Times, Slate, Buzzfeed, Huffington and Washington Post or any other popular news-media website.

                          Now seriously, seriously: A Question and Answer website where you can ask and answer questions about any topic and interact with highly intelligent people from all over the world and get happy when your content is sent on their daily email called "Quora Digest" to over a million people.

                          Tired of that shit, now for real: Quora is the best place on the internet to find the best answer for your questions. (It'd certainly be if it had more users).

                          Lisa: Hey, Jon, today I got over 200,000 views on my answers on Quora!
                          Jon: Quora? What's Quora?
                          Lisa: Quora is a website similar to Yahoo Answers where you can ask and answer a lot of interesting stuff!
                          Jon: Oh, cool.
                          Jon: Well, being relevant to that number of people on Twitter or Facebook is a different story, isn't it?

                          Added by Sau010 Sau010 over 6 years ago

                          • charlesjo charlesjo

                            Quora is an excuse for bloggers who don't want to admit they blog.

                            over 6 years ago
                          • ybfishel ybfishel

                            pity you can't post this to Quora.

                            over 6 years ago


                          Social + Local + Mobile; interachangeable with LoSoMo, LoMoSo, MoSoLo, MoLoSo or SoMoLo.

                          In other words - a company who's product is generic as fuck!


                          Added by tosfan4ever tosfan4ever almost 7 years ago


                            Technical Debt

                            Reason you give for not shipping shit

                            We have a bunch of technical debt we have to work resolve before we can ship X new feature

                            Added by Flacko Flacko almost 7 years ago


                              The Rift

                              A title given to denote virtual reality. Popularized by people who have spent immense amounts of time in an Oculus Rift headset and were unable to fully communicate the things they had seen and experienced while present in what they consider a different realm.

                              Recruiter: Why should we hire you for our VR division?

                              Jack: Aye. In my time I have seen many things in the Rift. Things the likes of you, could never imagine...

                              Recruiter: Why are you crying?

                              Jack: I held my virtual daughter in my arms as the light vanished from her eyes. I fought dragons in Russia trying to protect the refugees of a city that's now burnt to the ground. I spent almost two years in isolation in the Rift reading about the ancient tombs of Java Script and Lisp. I'm hoping that this position will help me forget about my past. My time in the Rift.

                              Recruiter: Why am I crying...

                              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 7 years ago