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Jian Yang

A character on the Silicon Valley show that represents your stereotypical asian engineer in the Silicon Valley world. Jian Yang is from China and is often misunderstood due to cultural differences and language barriers.

Jian Yang: Which is for burning?
Erlich: We don't burn trash in this country. It's illegal.
Jian Yang: What about garbage?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUBpqOdF3i0

The actor for Jian Yang, Jimmy Yang doing standup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_UyvGIeXW0

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    Negging

    To undermine the confidence of somebody to gain advantage in a situation. On Silicon Valley, VC firms neg Richard to bring down the valuation of Pied Piper but Erlich counters by "negging the neg" to create funding demand for their startup.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6Zz-Nkkaxc

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      Beauty Disadvantage Phenomenon

      Outside of Silicon Valley good looking people tend to make more money and are seen as more competent. Within Silicon Valley (and this might only apply to technical roles) the opposite is true. Perception of an engineer's technical prowess is inversely related to how good they look. This phenomenon affects women multiplicatively.

      Could be the cause of Software engineer uniform (http://svdictionary.com/words/software-engineer-uniform)

      Kilim: Damn a pretty girl just joined our team. We will have to carry her load.
      Matthew: Wow. I guess the beauty disadvantage phenomenon is real.

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        Startup T-shirts

        When you combine poor college students, too lazy to do laundry with free startup branded t-shirts you get the greatest growth hack in Silicon Valley. It's a win win for everybody.

        Chris: You realize by wearing that Dropbox t-shirt you are providing free advertising for them right?
        Kilim: I have nothing else to wear though.

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          Software Engineer Uniform

          What software engineers tend to wear. Consists of a badly fitting plain or graphic t-shirt or polo and a badly fitting light blue pair of jeans. The best engineers also wear sandals with socks

          Rachel: Jesus christ what is John wearing?
          David: Are you new to Silicon Valley? That's the software engineer uniform.

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            Rebillionizing

            To renter the 3 comma club. Made popular by Russ Hanneman on Silicon Valley.

            Russ: Due to some bad investments I joined the 2 comma club but Pied Piper will help me rebillionize shortly
            https://youtu.be/xzMUrB-Um1Y?t=92

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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?

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              • bkelly bkelly

                More useful information for problogrammer here IBM

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              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

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              Decacorn

              A startup valued at $10 billion or more

              Kilim: It sucks that my startup is only a unicorn. Look at Snapchat. They are a decacorn

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                This changes everything

                Nothing has changed. Pure marketing

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

                Introducing the iPhone 4. This changes everything.

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                • charlesjo charlesjo

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

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                • thepaleking thepaleking

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

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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

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                  Acquihire

                  When a startup is bought with the sole purpose of hiring the startup's employees versus obtaining the product/users. Generally, startups that get acquhired are struggling and the move is done as a last resort.

                  Alex: I heard your startup got acquired by Facebook. Give me some of that startup money.
                  John: It was an acquihire. I don't want to talk about it.

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                    Internet of Things

                    Everyday objects that are connected to the internet so they can transfer and receive data from other objects

                    I can now send recipes to my oven and have it cook meals for me automatically. Thank god for internet of things.

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                      Unicorn

                      A startup that is valued at $1 billion dollars or more

                      Chris: We need to raise more money so our valuation will rise and so Techcrunch will add us to their startup unicorn list

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                        Work From Home

                        A synonym of "Sit at home eating chips while watching TV"

                        Chris: Hey boss. Can I work from home on Tuesday?
                        Boss: Let me know if last weeks episode is worth watching

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                          Y Combinator

                          Y Combinator is an early stage seed fund started by Paul Graham in 2005. The combined market cap of Y Combinator companies is currently over $30 billion

                          John: You should apply for Y Combinator they will give you 120k for 7% of your company and provide great mentorship.
                          Amit: Great idea. I'm going to apply

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                            Game Developer

                            A software engineer in the game industry, generally bigger, earns less and is nerdier than their startup counterparts.

                            Kilim: I wanna work for Blizzard so I can help build WoW and Diablo
                            Matthew: Do you really want to be a game developer?

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                              Silly Web App

                              How people like to describe what a lot of what engineers in silicon valley build. They are sometimes right and sometimes wrong but in either case they are sitting on their asses doing nothing themselves.

                              Kilim: What the hell is Silicon Valley dictionary. Stop making silly web apps
                              Matthew: Stop watching tv

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                                Thought Leader

                                How somebody without any real skills describes themselves. The phrase itself is self explanatory.

                                Matthew: tell us why we should hire you
                                Kilim: I am a thought leader in the area of SAAS
                                Matthew: what does that even mean
                                Kilim: I am a thought leader

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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

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