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Shallow Alto

Another name for Palo Alto, denoting how shallow and superficial many (but not all) of it's inhabitants are.

Winston: Stanford is so much better than Cal. We're higher ranked and our football team actually wins games. The people who go to your school are plebeians.

Steve: Oh yeah! Well...

Winston: I like how your school spends so much of my taxpayer money on that pathetic group of children you call a football team. Your stadium can't cover up how much they suck.

Steve: Just get outta here man. Go back to Shallow Alto. We got heart here.

Winston: Sleeping on the floor and smoking weed all day doesn't mean you guys have heart.

Steve: Get back to Shallow ALTO man!!! Just because we don't get sexually aroused every time we see someone driving a nice car, pay higher prices for shitty property, and judge others solely for their wealth and education doesn't make us any worse.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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    The Stack Overflow Scramble

    When your compiler throws an error that you have no idea what the fuck it means. You then copy and paste it in stack overflow hoping for answers. One's heart rate tends to increase when their new to this. Soon it becomes a routine and one does this repeatedly until they figure out what's happening.

    I spent the whole day stack overflow scrambling, trying to figure out why I kept getting this thing called a "Null Pointer Exception."

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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      Stopping Out

      This is essentially the same thing as dropping out, except you still have the option of returning to the school you dropped out of even after a couple of years.

      Most top universities have policies allowing students to "stop out." All "dropping out" is essentially "stopping out" the major difference being that the "drop out" doesn't return.

      Jack stopped out of Berkeley after YC funded his startup, but ended up returning to school after he realized that it wasn't for him.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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        Macgyverist Product Development

        When a founder or group of founders take code that is useless by itself, from their former products, stick it together, and make a prototype/product that is incredibly popular.

        Macgyverism is a term used to denote taking seemingly useless things to make something incredible.

        Jimmy's new iOS game, Chang goes to India, was a result of macgyverist product development where he took a bunch of useless code from his previous projects, stuck it together in an hour, and shipped it.

        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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          GSD

          Acronym for Get Stuff Done. Prior to this term, nothing was getting done.

          OH: I admire people who focus and GSD.

          Added by charlesjo charlesjo almost 7 years ago

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            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 about 7 years ago

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              X for Y

              A way entrepreneurs use to describe their startup to customers and investors so they can quickly grasp how their product works. It is done by comparing your startup to another successful company that likely pioneered its business model.

              My startup is Airbnb for cars = people can borrow your car when you are not using it
              My startup is Uber for food = food will be delivered to you on demand
              My startup is Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley = svdictionary.com

              Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago

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                Postmates Trifecta

                When you use Postmates for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the same day

                I love innovation in Silicon Valley. I just completed a Postmates trifecta which allowed me to stay at home and play Counter Strike all day.

                Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago

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                  Glassdoor

                  Most commonly used for finding the mean salary of a company.

                  It's the website people visit when realizing that despite what they said during their interview about having passion for the product, it was always about the money.

                  Jack: I don't know whether to work at Stripe or Facebook.

                  Jill: You should follow your heart. Do what you have the most passion for.

                  Jack: Sorry I didn't hear you. I'm on Glassdoor checking each companies average salaries.

                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

                  • zazpowered zazpowered

                    It's hard to resist those big numbers

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                  • Montz Montz

                    Have you seen salarytalk.org? Much more accurate for base wages.

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                  BART

                  BART which stands for Bay Area Rapid Transit is a rapid transit system that services the San Francisco Bay Area. It is one of the most popular ways to get around the area as they operate 44 stations that cover a large portion of SF Bay. While safe and convenient for the most part, BART is also home to some of the most interesting characters you will find.

                  Tim: Why does it smell so bad in here? Did that dude just pee on the ground? Why is he taking his pants off now?

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5_z1r-mlmI (NSFW)

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago

                  • orien orien

                    that guy is really flexible

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                  • zazpowered zazpowered

                    @orien comments are saying why is nobody stopping him but I wouldn't want to fuck with somebody that athletic. especially when they are on drugs

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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 7 years ago

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                    Tech Drowning

                    How you feel after living in Silicon Valley for a while because it seems like everyone you talk to is either working at a startup, trying to start something or a VC. It's normal to feel a little annoyed when you overhear your bus driver say he is preparing a YC application (http://svdictionary.com/words/y-combinator).

                    Tim: Living in Silicon Valley is nice but its not hard to feel like you are tech drowning sometimes. The midwest would be a nice change

                    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago

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                      Bro Rata

                      A term used to describe your commitment to investing in your friendship every round even when it's going down to the right.
                      A term coined by Startup L. Jackson.

                      Tony: Friend, I'm going to be spending more time with you in order to maintain my bro rata in you. I just can't risk losing my stake anymore.
                      Steven: Seriously, you're gonna do that after you went out with my girlfriend?!

                      Added by svhunt svhunt about 7 years ago

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                        Positive Cash Flow

                        Something your startup doesn't have. A term used to indicate that a company has more money coming in that going out.

                        Guy 1: Hey, does our startup have positive cash flow?
                        Guy 2: Not a chance.

                        Added by Original Jared Original Jared almost 7 years ago

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                          Hack Hacking

                          There are multiple definitions:
                          1) The process of hacking a hack - the good
                          2) The process of hacking off a hacker or hack (loser) - the bad
                          3) The process of hacking a hacker - the ugly

                          Depending on how you use this term you're either doing something:
                          1) Good - hacks are usually good, but if you're hacking a hack, it means you're trying to improve it
                          2) Bad - killing people is never a good thing, no matter if they're a good hacker, bad backer, or hack of a human being
                          3) Ugly - improving people is always a good endeavour, but it can get ugly because the hacker may already be the good kind of hacker. But even still, improving another human being is always a very subjectively ugly thing to do.

                          Person A - man what a world, we've got hacking, growth hacking, life hacking, travel hacking, productivity hacking, what's next?
                          Person B - Hack Hacking!
                          Person A - Is this anything similar to Smart Smart or Techtech?
                          Person B - No don't worry, but I have to ask, which demo would you prefer? The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly version?
                          Person A - Um, the Good of course!
                          Person B - Man, you're no fun! "begrudgingly hides the axe he had behind his back into his backpack and brings out an algorithm that improves on a previously innovative algorithm that calculates how fast a human being can jerk off 4 dudes at once"

                          Added by tosfan4ever tosfan4ever about 7 years ago

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                            Big Company Utopia

                            Refers to the type of environment that big companies such as Facebook and Google create for their employees. This includes free dinner and lunch, mini fridges filled with $8 a bottle cold pressed juices, organic everything, shuttles to and from work and even mobile hair salons waiting for you outside in the parking lot. Meanwhile a small startup might get a water fountain that will work half the time.

                            Tiffany: I heard Facebook stocks their fridge with kombucha. What the hell. I want that. I don't even get paid as much.

                            Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago

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                              Garage

                              Made famous by Steve Job's and Steve Wozniak's founding of Apple in a modest garage in Los Altos. Now a term used by startup founders to appear frugal to investors or to express "started from the bottom now we here" sentiments

                              "We are a billionaire dollar company now but do you remember those days when we worked out of a garage?"

                              Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago

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                                Silicon Prarie

                                A coin termed in the late 90s to reference the tech booms impact on the telecom industry found in Chicago's Western Suburbs. This disappeared after the first tech bubble burst.

                                Recently this term has been repurposed to describe the new tech startup scene coupled with suburban tech companies moving to Chicago's downtown in the 2010's.

                                Rahm: California has Silicon Valley, here in Chicago we are building the Silicon Prairie.

                                Added by Ismael Ismael about 7 years ago

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                                  Post-LinkedIn Instacrushing

                                  Being attracted to someone only after seeing their LinkedIn.

                                  Jake: Did you know that Julia is employed at Square and got a 2300 SAT score when she was in High School? I'm in love with her.
                                  George: Shut up Jake. You're so shallow, your just Post-LinkedIn Instacrushing on her.

                                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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                                    This Guy Fucks

                                    Made popular by Russ Hanneman on the Silicon Valley show. It is just something to say when you want to mess with somebody. Meaningless. Could also mean this guy has a lot of sex but its impossible to tell.

                                    http://peal.io/p/this-guy-fucks-am-i-right

                                    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago