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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

Added by Mrandrewandrade Mrandrewandrade about 9 years ago



Adding game elements to normally not game related software or processes in order to increase engagement.

A: User testing has shown that users don't like our accounting app.
B: We should really be adding some gamification.
A: Will that make the app more useful?
B: No, but more fun!

Added by graup graup about 9 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 9 years ago



    A web blogging platform where independent users write out their opinions that get featured in categorized groups called "Medium Collections."

    These articles don't adhere to any real journalistic standards, but are nice to read because in many instances they reaffirm your already deeply held beliefs.

    I just wrote 3 articles on Medium on how starting a startup is a really difficult but worthwhile journey. It got picked up and shared by 213 Twitter users.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago


    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.

      about 9 years ago
    • employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne

      @silconobserver Zach Holman.

      about 8 years ago
    • 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

      over 8 years ago


    A phone that is bigger than an average phone but smaller than a tablet

    Tim: That thing looks like shit. What is it?
    Sarah: Oh it's my phablet

    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago


      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

      Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago


      Vanity Metrics

      Useless data that looks good but does not necessarily correlate real success.

      Bob: Our website gets a million views daily!
      Mark: How many of them are you converting to paid users?
      Bob: Well.. we are still working on that.

      Added by serge serge about 9 years ago


      Big 4

      For a software engineer this generally refers to Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

      If I don't get into a Big 4 my life is over. They are so prestigious

      Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago


        Technical Social Media Manager

        Somebody who in addition to being able to retweet and favorite tweets mentioning their company's name also knows basic HTML.

        I've managed to carve a nice niche for myself by learning how to bold text using html

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago


          10x Engineer

          A concept sometimes used in Silicon Valley to describe an engineer that is 10x more productive than an average engineer although the 10x metric is figurative. Sometimes referred to as "Ninjas", these engineers are highly sought after by all tech companies.

          Jim: You gave me 100 resumes but none of these guys are 10x engineers. Why hire a few of these guys to slow us down when a 10x engineer is so much more productive?

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago


          Awesome Journey

          Used when a startup has failed. Intend to give a positive spin on what is a gut wrenching moment.

          While our startup has failed, it has been an awesome journey.

          Added by beenpoor beenpoor about 9 years ago


          Facebook Friend

          Somebody you met in real life once who is useful for increasing your friend count and possibly the like counts of your latest selfies but likely someone you will never talk to again.

          "I don't know who Jane is but she's liking my photos so she stays."

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago


            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 about 9 years ago



            A company built around the fact that Bob from accounting exists.

            Hacker 1: Are you going to Microsoft's big data hackathon?
            Hacker 2: No, winning prizes are only for those who analyse csv dumps in Microsoft Excel.

            Added by Mrandrewandrade Mrandrewandrade almost 9 years ago


              @Username Ignore

              When someone mentions a famous person in a semi-popular tweet, but is brutally ignored by the person they mentioned.

              Jerry: Did you see the Sam Altman tweet, tagging Snoop Dog saying how he would've been an awesome candidate as the new CEO of reddit.

              George: Yeah Snoop @Username Ignored him though. I feel bad for him. Really left the guy hanging.

              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago



                Ethnic subgroup common in Silicon Valley.

                In the workplace they tend to be more nepotistic, viewing other Korean engineers more favorably. They are also split by generational divides; Korean born engineers and American Born Korean Engineers interact rarely.

                Among Korean born engineers imported from abroad, hierarchical attitudes can be common. Emphasis is placed on age, company ranking and salary.

                "The Koreans are going out again."

                "Why don't they ever invite us along?"

                "Don't worry about it man, they're always up to some secret Korean shit."

                Added by koreanfuckboy koreanfuckboy about 9 years ago


                  To Pao

                  To have to step down from a companies executive board at the complaint of the product's core user base.

                  James got paod out of his company after continually getting in controversial flame wars with the companies customer base.

                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago


                  Web Developer / Programmer

                  The distinction between a web developer/programmer and software engineer is that a software engineer generally has a theoretical CS education and is knowledgable in the areas of algorithms, data structures and architecture whereas a web developer/programmer simply knows how to program. At this point the line is pretty blurry but some engineers like the distinction so they can feel better about themselves.

                  Tim: Look at that idiot over there. He doesn't know anything about algorithms and he didn't even go to college.
                  David: Sure but isn't what he does day to day exactly what you do.
                  Tim: Yes but I went to MIT

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago


                    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 about 9 years ago