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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?

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago

  • bkelly bkelly

    More useful information for problogrammer here IBM

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    about 8 years ago
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Non-technical Cofounder

A Wharton MBA who will overestimate the value of his idea and underestimate the value of the person who will implement it. Often wonders why his technical cofounders leave him and the apps they build look like shit and get hacked all the time.

Non-technical Cofounder: Why do all these technical cofounders leave me? Did they not see the MBA from Wharton in my email? I'm telling you right now, I know how to write a business plan. I even offered the last guy 10% of my company.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago

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Erlich Bachman

A man of the hour. He sold his company Aviato. Now, he runs an incubator out of his house which also happens to be where Pied Piper is headquartered in. He invested in a few other ideas which never came to fruition. He played a critical role in coming up with an innovative and truly disruptive dick jerk algorithm.

In season two, he helps Richard raise a seed round by going around negging a bunch of investors.

There's no need for an example. He is the verb, noun and the everything else that matters in this world.

Just watch this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_PfruyLlU enough said.

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    Palo Alto

    Spanish for "tall tree." English for "overly priced land."

    The worst part about having to move to California and begin our new software company is living in Palo Alto. I'm working out of and living in a small house I have to split with 6 other guys and we're still paying a fortune!

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago

    • charlesjo charlesjo

      There's a joke: Palo Alto is a 2 exit town. It takes 2 successful venture exits to afford to live there.

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      almost 9 years ago
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    Bing It

    An expression created by a marketing team within Microsoft that hypothesized that people would say this over the more commonly used expression "Google it."

    Microsoft Marketing Rep: I want you to figure out Google's market share.
    Bing Product Engineer: Sure one sec let me Google it.
    Microsoft Marketing Rep: NO! Bing it!
    Bing Product Engineer: Oh right, I forgot.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago

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      Business Hour

      When you go to a happy hour with the only intention to network with people that might invest in you or promote your startup.

      Rachel: That dude has been talking to Ryan Hoover this whole time. I know a Product Hunt feature is nice but I thought this was a happy hour not a business hour.

      Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago

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        No Free Lunch

        An expression known all to well to employees at Apple Inc, who are required to pay for their own lunch.

        Back at Google we'd get free food during all times of day, but here at Apple it comes out of my salary because there's no free lunch.

        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago

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          Lean Startup

          A startup philosophy that attempts to combine the aspects of product driven with customer driven resulting in often successful, and simultaneously mediocre apps and websites that fails to bring forth truly disruptive technology.

          Bob: I've spent all day doing customer development surveys for my Uber for tutoring app.

          Alice: That's nice. I just finished some testing for my needle-free vaccine delivery system.

          Bob: [Walks away feeling sorry for Alice, who has no clue what his customers really want and won't be able to pivot after sinking such large R&D costs]

          Added by Mcat Mcat almost 9 years ago

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            Linkedin

            A publicly-traded spam-bot and click-bait machine. It will steal your contacts info and transmit spam to you and your contacts in perpetuity. The 'Unsubscribe' link in the email is only a placeholder. LinkedIn engineers deliberately did not code any action into the link click, because Fuck You!
            Compelled by the torrent of spam, you will login to the web interface/app and have your news feed bombarded with Grade A click-bait from famous internet trolls such as Business Insider.

            I recently signed up on LinkedIn and now my 100GB inbox is #reckt.

            Added by That_Guy That_Guy almost 9 years ago

            • blwinters blwinters

              Best thing I've read on SVD.

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              almost 9 years ago
            • charlesjo charlesjo

              Whoever wrote this definition, please endorse me.

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              almost 9 years ago