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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

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 8 years ago


    This changes everything

    Nothing has changed. Pure marketing

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

    Introducing the iPhone 4. This changes everything.

    Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 8 years ago

    • charlesjo charlesjo

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

      over 8 years ago
    • thepaleking thepaleking

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

      about 8 years ago

    Crushing it

    Achieving exceptional success with something.

    Jess is totally crushing it with her new Uber-for-VC-funding app. She's already been hunted.


    Added by Travis Travis over 8 years ago

    • charlesjo charlesjo

      Founders use this term until "Awesome Journey."

      over 8 years ago


    A catch-all word the rest of the world can use for 90% of this dictionary, while still remaining smug about having used it.
    *Works great in movies as well.

    Joe: I don't get it...
    Bill: It's simple: I put it in the Cloud! Duh.
    Joe: Oh, okay. I get it now.

    Added by dc2 dc2 over 8 years ago



      A term start ups use to justify any corner cutting they have to take to "get shit done"

      Jon (developer): Why did you take away all our desks and chairs and replace them with card-board boxes?
      Eric (CTO): Jon, we have to be more Agile. Those desks and chairs are paying for one extra EC2 core.

      Kelly (developer): Why the fuck did we let Drew write this shitty ass module?
      Eric (CTO): We have to be Agile and move at the speed of business. Drew "got shit done".

      Added by stevebot stevebot over 8 years ago


        Engineer Hot Girl Syndrome

        When a non-technical founder starts treating really good engineers like attractive girls, asking them out to dinner, buying them gifts arbitrarily, and sometimes getting nervous in their presence.

        Zeeshan's friend Vishnu is such a good programmer I get engineer hot girl syndrome in his presence. I want him on our team so badly.

        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 years ago



          Swift is a multi-paradigm, compiled programming language created by Apple Inc. It is also the last name of a famous American pop star.

          Zeeshan: Your resume says you have 10 years of Swift experience.
          Intern Applicant: Yes sir.
          Zeeshan: You do realize it hasn't been around for that long...
          Intern Applicant: Sorry sir I was trying to look cool.

          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 years ago



            Duel Income, No Kids - A co-worker who is married to another tech who makes as much as you do. They don't have any kids and spend their time buying things on Amazon Prime, paying for movies on Apple TV, drinking wine from an online wine delivery club, and drive their BMWs to spin class, yoga, and to drop their dogs off at doggie-daycare.

            "Must be nice to have a partner that makes as much as you do. You DINKs have it all."

            Added by RobotCowboy RobotCowboy over 8 years ago

            • FuctCo5K FuctCo5K

              Freeze yr eggs, bitch. I'm sure your career will improve so that you can feel OK to have kids.... someday. Hahaha sucker.

              over 7 years ago

            4 Year Vesting

            You get a percentage of a total amount of stock allocation that cashes in yearly intervals until your 4th year.

            Also another way of saying "I know it's tempting to leave, but we want you to stay while you're still young."

            Zeeshan: You should start your own company. You're smart enough and have know enough people to recruit a strong founding team.
            Kunal: Definitely! We should! I just need to wait until I'm 30 and my shares at Pied Piper vest!
            Zeeshan: That's how they get you.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 years ago


              Shadow Ban

              A term used to refer to an account on Reddit where anything associated with the account is not visible to other users but to the owner of the account nothing has changed. When the account is shadow-banned, no other users can see your posts or even your profile.

              I've posted a ton of links but I am not getting any upvotes or comments. Have I been shadow banned for breaking Reddit's rules?

              Added by svhunt svhunt over 8 years ago


                Protective Incompetence

                Being bad at something you don't like to do, so you don't have to do it.

                > I think the reason I made such a mystery of business was that I was disgusted by the idea of doing it. I wanted to work in the pure, intellectual world of software, not deal with customers' mundane problems. People who don't want to get dragged into some kind of work often develop a protective incompetence at it. Paul Erdos was particularly good at this. By seeming unable even to cut a grapefruit in half (let alone go to the store and buy one), he forced other people to do such things for him, leaving all his time free for math. Erdos was an extreme case, but most husbands use the same trick to some degree.


                Added by adamzerner adamzerner over 8 years ago



                  Refers to some users of Google Glass that were rude or not respectful of privacy such as recording video of people without their permission. Google even referenced this term in their Google Glass do's and don'ts list. It was put together because glassholes ruin public perception of the device and impede mainstream adoption.

                  Justin: That glasshole has been recoding video of us in the corner. He can at least say something

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 8 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 over 8 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 over 8 years ago


                        The Macbook Selfie

                        A selfie one takes on his or her own macbook normally out of laziness or vanity.

                        I was sorta attracted to Mark, but after adding him on Facebook and seeing his Macbook selfie profile picture in a dimly lit disgustingly messy room, I'm sorta of repulsed by him.

                        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 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 over 8 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 over 8 years ago



                          Stands for Rich Site Summary. Often called Really Simple Syndication, it uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video.

                          Paul Graham describes Twitter in 3 words: RSS with trolls.

                          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 years ago


                            The Zuckerberg Like

                            When a Facebook employee reaches a major life milestone and Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged their existence by liking their Facebook profile picture. This normally happens after their team pushes a major feature onto the Facebook web or mobile client..

                            I've been working at Facebook as a Product Manager for 3 years and I've finally gotten the Zuckerberg like. I nearly fainted. I'm going to work here until I'm dead.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 years ago


                              The Undernet

                              The part of the internet you can't access because you aren't a criminal or are looking for things beyond the scope of amazon.com.

                              I heard James spent an entire week trying to sell fake Dragon eggs to Russian buyers on the undernet, advertising that it was the key to taking over Europe.

                              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 years ago