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Rickrolling

Rickrolling is a form of bait and switch that involves using a link that seems relevant but really links to the music video for Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up"

Woah look at this cute cat

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Valley Optimistic

Refers to the optimism that people in Silicon Valley have for new technology and ideas that people outside of the area might be skeptical of.

"You know I'm valley optimistic but I really don't think that tic-tac-toe mobile game you pitched me is going to do all that well"

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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

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Facebook Reach

Facebook reach is the number of people that see posts from Facebook pages. Organic Facebook reach has dropped since Facebook made changes to their feed algorithm to encourage companies to buy ads promoting page posts.

It's almost pointless for our startup to promote our Facebook page because we will have to pay to get any Facebook reach.

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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."

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Tweetstorm

When somebody wants to tweet something that is more than 140 characters but is not considerate enough to link to a blog post or use an image. Tweets in a tweetstorm are generally numbered and look like a mini essay in your Twitter feed.

http://avc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ts-1.jpg

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App Reskinning

Releasing a mobile game by using existing source code and gameplay mechanics but changing up the game art to make the game appear new and different.

Flappy Birds is doing really well on the App Store and I found some code online for creating a Flappy Bird clone. Let's release a similar game called Flappy Fish by reskinning this code.

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Toyota Prius

Official car of the Bay Area due to the eco-friendly lifestyle in portrays. It is slowly being replaced by Tesla.

Tim: You're in the 3 comma club why do you drive a Prius?
Matt: Does your car get 46 MPG?

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Nomad

An entrepreneur or remote employee that can work and travel all around the world because the only things they need to be productive are internet and laptop.

Last year I had an amazing experience as a nomad working out of Starbucks in over 30 countries.

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Rollback

Generally refers to when you push bad code to production and you want to undo your changes by rolling back to a previous release

I've made a huge mistake. Do a rollback

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Junior Software Engineer

An engineer that fixes bugs and writes tests.

Tim: I've just been fixing typos and writing tests for all the shitty code other engineers are putting out. When will I do real work?
Harold: Shut up and keep working

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  • memobug memobug

    the example doesn't use the term

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  • chipchop chipchop

    @memobug true. For some definitions using the actual word made the example flow a little worse so I leave it out if it's obvious. What do you think?

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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

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Phablet

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

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Valley Ageism

Belief that older software engineers aren't cool because they haven't learned the newest programming languages or aren't willing to work 16 hours a day because of family commitments. There's also pressure to do well at a young age due to the celebrity status of young entrepreneurs/engineers such as Mark Zuckerburg

The Carver: Your algorithm is solid. It's really good schema.
Richard: Ok... Thanks
The Carver: I thought you'd be younger. What are you 25?
Richard: 26
The Carver: Yikes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdXKdRoB9Wk

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To Tswift

To call out or threaten to call out a company on social media and have it actually mean something due to your popularity

I know my performance at work hasn't been the best but I think firing me is a little too drastic. Now you know I have 300,000 followers on Twitter. I don't like to do it but I will tswift the company if you don't change your mind.

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HT

HT stands for hat tip or heard through and is a way to credit somebody for helping you discover something. It is commonly used on Twitter.

Woah svdictionary.com is an awesome site. HT @matthew

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Glasshole

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

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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

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Hack

Traditionally this term has meant gaining unauthorized access to computer system but in Silicon Valley it has expanded to any be any clever solution to a problem.

You converted that cardboard box into a chair? Nice hack!

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  • skamansam skamansam

    This is actually the other way around. See the Jargon File for a much older definition: 1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well.

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    @skamansam interesting. thanks for sharing

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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

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