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Cache of Innovation

A hyper localized and typically rural subset of engineers who choose to live places other than silicon valley and are exploited by politicians as examples of economic development.

Andy: Montana has a cache of innovation ready to explode.
Dave: Don't they still work work for bay area companies and just work remotely?
Andy: That's not the point. Programmers are the key to renewed economic development.

Added by client4 client4 about 9 years ago

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    Early Employee

    A founder who will take 1% of the company instead of 25%. This is a polite way of saying "sucker."

    CEO: "We couldn't have done it without a few great early employees."

    Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne about 9 years ago

    • SingleCommaClub SingleCommaClub

      I still wouldn't minded having been an early employee at Facebook or Uber.

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    • employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne

      @silconobserver Zach Holman.

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    • silconobserver silconobserver

      This is total and utter bullshit. The founder risks his entire savings, family/friend relationships and pours his life into his startup. When things finally begin to work he goes out and hires the first few employees. In return the "early employees" get paid market rate or slightly below market rate and get equity and the founder gets painted as a greedy bastard? Who is the real sucker here

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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 about 9 years ago

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      Startup Dinner

      When startups provide their employees with free dinner. It is offered partly because your employer is nice but mostly to get you to work longer hours.

      Eugene: Hey Alex, are you going to stay for dinner. We are starting to offer free dinner everyday now.
      Justin: No I'm ok I was actually going to cook something at home.
      Eugene: Are you sure? Please stay

      Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago

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        Up and to the Right

        An incredible growth curve in your business metrics. Also known as a Hockey Stick curve.

        Squeeze the X-axis until your growth curve is Up and to the Right.

        Added by firasd firasd about 9 years ago

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          Tinder Binge

          When a person spends immense amount of time swiping right, in an attempt to get any match available regardless of attraction.

          Ever since I've broken up with Mary, I've been on a Tinder binge trying to find someone...anyone.

          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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            Stealth Mode

            A startup that is a phase of secrecy in which they don't reveal what they actually do in an attempt to ward off potential competition.

            Zeeshan What do you do?
            Steve: I'm in a startup.
            Zeeshan: What do you guys do?
            Steve: I can't tell you. We're in stealth mode.
            Zeeshan: That's dumb.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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              Waterloo

              A mythical University in Canada where many good Engineers and Computer Scientists come from.

              Sam: "Where are all these Canadians from?"
              Matthew: "We hired 10 interns and 20 full-times from Waterloo. They get shit done because if we don't hire them, they'll have to work for Blackberry."

              Added by robert robert about 9 years ago

              • zazpowered zazpowered

                @orien No what are you talking about

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              • zazpowered zazpowered

                @SingleCommaClub It's similar to what you see from immigrants to a new country like US or Canada

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                about 9 years ago
              • zazpowered zazpowered

                I have a lot of friends from canada and waterloo and this seems really accurate from what i've heard

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                about 9 years ago
              • charlesjo charlesjo

                It's like a parallel universe of Silicon Valley where people speak American English...

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              • orien orien

                @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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              • freefunctor freefunctor

                @SingleCommaClub That's not true at all. Pretty much everyone I know from my graduating class got offers from US companies. A significant proportion of students choose to stay because the region is booming right now, and also the quality of life in Canada is pretty high.

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              • zazpowered zazpowered

                @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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              • SingleCommaClub SingleCommaClub

                Have worked with a lot of engineers from Waterloo through internships and full time. Can honestly say they are very talented, but there is a bias because all the ones that make it to US companies are generally top notch.

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              • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

                I love this site!

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              Dogecoin Miner

              Someone whose often delusioned, that spends immense time mining dogecoins all day

              Clark is a dogecoin miner. He thinks that one day all his dogecoins will be worth thousands of dollars.

              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                Social Media

                The first team to be downsized when you run out of funding.

                Our social media manager was let go after she accidentally posted that Reddit thread to Twitter.

                Added by firasd firasd about 9 years ago

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                  Amazon

                  A company that sells groceries to the lazy, stock shares to the gullible, and cloud services to the lazy and gullible.

                  Amazon: because I want to buy my underwear and Redis clusters from the same company.

                  Added by firasd firasd about 9 years ago

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                    Microsoft

                    The company Bill Gates and Paul Allen started while stealing undocumented IP from Apple and Xerox.

                    Steve: You STOLE MY COMPUTER.
                    Bill: You stole from Xerox. I stole from a thief.

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                      LAN Party Mole

                      The person at your LAN party who uses a ridiculous portion of the bandwidth preventing everyone from playing the game they agreed to gather for.

                      I can't solo-mid with this much lag, I think Lewis is the LAN Mole. His bandwidth is over 9000

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                        Microsoft

                        A global corporation that depends for its existence on the inertia of Bob in accounting (see “Excel”.)

                        Our CIO mandated that the entire company use Google Drive instead of Microsoft Office. He is no longer our CIO.

                        Added by firasd firasd about 9 years ago

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                          Snapchat

                          A mobile app that lets you share intimate pictures with the people you just met at the bar instantly. It also lets you share temporary moments of your life that are not cool enough or sometimes too embarrassing to share on Facebook or Twitter.

                          I just add everyone I meet on Snapchat and send them pictures of the cat I found on my street.

                          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                            Thiel Fellow

                            A student under the age of 20 handpicked by Peter Thiel to drop out of college and start a company.

                            I dropped out of MIT because Peter Thiel just gave me a $100,000 to realize my dream of creating a social network for dogs.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                              Oculus Rift

                              A virtual reality helmet with the capability of letting engineers experience a girlfriend or boyfriend without actually having to leave their home to find one. It was purchased by Facebook who immediately saw the device's potential.

                              I've been building this awesome simulator that lets you go on a picnic with anime characters on Oculus Rift.

                              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                                My Code is Compiling

                                An excuse engineers use to do whatever the hell they want in the workplace.

                                Jimmy: Dude why are you riding your bike indoors, listening to Daft Punk with the speakers blasted, without any pants on?
                                Lewis: My code is compiling.

                                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                                  Stealth Gaming Club

                                  A college or highschool club that claims to be a place for computer science enthusiasts, but really is there to just play video games all day with the equipment they buy with the money they get allocated.

                                  I've heard rumors that Computer Science Undergrad club at our school is just a stealth gaming club that gathers on the weekdays between class just to play LoL all day.

                                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                                    EECS

                                    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

                                    This EECS major I met just codes and plays DOTA all day when he's finished working.

                                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago