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Brogrammer

When you mix your typical engineer with your typical frat boy. The official heuristic to identify a brogrammer in your organization is when you can't tell whether the suspect is part of your engineering team or your sales team.

David: I originally thought Kilim was a programmer but he's been popping his collar and talking a lot. Is he a brogrammer?

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AVIATO

Erlich Bachman's ex-startup.
Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukUxx6TvXPY

Erlich: Take aviato for instance. It's not a name I found. It's the name that found me.

Erlich: I'm the founder of aviato.

Erlich: Like A~V~I~A~T~O

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Ping Pong Table

A common piece of furniture at a lot of startups. Some think it is there to promote a fun work environment which is true but it's mostly there because it appeals the predominantly asian and indian engineers

Hemant: If this startup doesn't have a ping pong table I don't want to work there

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5

Decacorn

A startup valued at $10 billion or more

Kilim: It sucks that my startup is only a unicorn. Look at Snapchat. They are a decacorn

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Deliverables

A startup uses this word when it's no longer a startup

"Hey congrats on the series B!"
"Thanks! Are your deliverables in yet?"

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Fuck you money

When you make enough money from a startup or job that you can basically do whatever you want. Usually from equity after a liquidity event.

Engineering manager: Congrats on the IPO everybody. See you guys on Monday.
Engineer: I'm not sure about that
Manager: You think you can do whatever you want now you have that fuck you money?
Engineer: Sorry sir. I just got a little excited

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This changes everything

Nothing has changed. Pure marketing

See http://svdictionary.com/words/changing-the-world

Introducing the iPhone 4. This changes everything.

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    Love it. Although, I did love my iPhone 4S. And it still runs like ALL Apple products I have ever owned!

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  • thepaleking thepaleking

    Doesn't change much to be honest, 99% marketing 1% decent phone

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Changing the world

Outside of Silicon Valley this can mean curing cancer, eliminating Malaria and solving world hunger but within SV it means a bigger iPhone, an iPhone the size of a tablet, an iPhone strapped to your wrist or Yo (http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/18/yo-yo/)

A synonym of "This changes everything" and "This changes everything. Again"

Founder of Silicon Valley Dictionary: I am so glad to be working on products that are changing the world everyday

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Acquihire

When a startup is bought with the sole purpose of hiring the startup's employees versus obtaining the product/users. Generally, startups that get acquhired are struggling and the move is done as a last resort.

Alex: I heard your startup got acquired by Facebook. Give me some of that startup money.
John: It was an acquihire. I don't want to talk about it.

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Internet of Things

Everyday objects that are connected to the internet so they can transfer and receive data from other objects

I can now send recipes to my oven and have it cook meals for me automatically. Thank god for internet of things.

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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...

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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.
http://www.quora.com/Silicon-Valley-Season-2-Episode-2-Runaway-Devaluation/What-was-the-reference-to-Yelp-in-episode-2-of-season-2-of-Silicon-Valley

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

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Unicorn

A startup that is valued at $1 billion dollars or more

Chris: We need to raise more money so our valuation will rise and so Techcrunch will add us to their startup unicorn list

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Work From Home

A synonym of "Sit at home eating chips while watching TV"

Chris: Hey boss. Can I work from home on Tuesday?
Boss: Let me know if last weeks episode is worth watching

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Apple Maps Bad?!

A phrase used to indicate the low quality of a product because Apple Maps is barely usable.

Enough said, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVq1wgIN62E

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  • zazpowered zazpowered

    I hate that Yelp defaults to Apple Maps. It's terrible

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Hustling

Refers to an act where a startup founder runs around networking with others to acquire more users/customers, raise money, etc.
Chris Sacca, Dave Mcclure loves to use this word.

Enough said, www.youtube.com/watch?v=5betFZRICVg

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Y Combinator

Y Combinator is an early stage seed fund started by Paul Graham in 2005. The combined market cap of Y Combinator companies is currently over $30 billion

John: You should apply for Y Combinator they will give you 120k for 7% of your company and provide great mentorship.
Amit: Great idea. I'm going to apply

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Game Developer

A software engineer in the game industry, generally bigger, earns less and is nerdier than their startup counterparts.

Kilim: I wanna work for Blizzard so I can help build WoW and Diablo
Matthew: Do you really want to be a game developer?

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Silly Web App

How people like to describe what a lot of what engineers in silicon valley build. They are sometimes right and sometimes wrong but in either case they are sitting on their asses doing nothing themselves.

Kilim: What the hell is Silicon Valley dictionary. Stop making silly web apps
Matthew: Stop watching tv

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Dogecoin

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

VERY MUCH SUCH WOW! TO THE MOON!!!! DOGECOIN!

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