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.


Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago


    Culture Reset

    The CEO's or CTO's reason for firing half of the engineering department.

    "Steve, with our new culture reset, we're going to have to let you go. You just didn't fit the culture."

    Added by planningtime planningtime almost 7 years ago


      Jack Dorsey

      Founder of Square and Twitter. He reads alot of books on self-improvement and tries to build a zen-like culture within the work place like a poor man's Phil Jackson.

      Jack Dorsey made us hold hands after the meeting today in a circle. It was awkward because I hear Stacy doesn't wash her hands after going to the bathroom.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 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 7 years ago



        Quora is a overhyped startup unicorn that is jealous of Reddit's +500 million monthly visitors and was founded by a former Facebook employee. On Quora where you can ask questions about how to get rich, how to pitch investors and gossip about famous companies like Google, Apple and Facebook. Oh, and also stalk Jimmy Wales and Adrian Lamo.

        Now seriously: A Q&A website where you can ask questions about anything and have article-length answers written by Top Writers or Ph.D.s who spend nearly 2 hours writing superb answers full of images, graphics and details that are above your comprehension and that later will probably be posted to Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Forbes, BBC, The New York Times, Slate, Buzzfeed, Huffington and Washington Post or any other popular news-media website.

        Now seriously, seriously: A Question and Answer website where you can ask and answer questions about any topic and interact with highly intelligent people from all over the world and get happy when your content is sent on their daily email called "Quora Digest" to over a million people.

        Tired of that shit, now for real: Quora is the best place on the internet to find the best answer for your questions. (It'd certainly be if it had more users).

        Lisa: Hey, Jon, today I got over 200,000 views on my answers on Quora!
        Jon: Quora? What's Quora?
        Lisa: Quora is a website similar to Yahoo Answers where you can ask and answer a lot of interesting stuff!
        Jon: Oh, cool.
        Jon: Well, being relevant to that number of people on Twitter or Facebook is a different story, isn't it?

        Added by Sau010 Sau010 almost 7 years ago

        • charlesjo charlesjo

          Quora is an excuse for bloggers who don't want to admit they blog.

          almost 7 years ago
        • ybfishel ybfishel

          pity you can't post this to Quora.

          almost 7 years ago

        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

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago

        • memobug memobug

          the example doesn't use the term

          almost 7 years ago
        • 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?

          almost 7 years ago

        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.


        Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago


          Three Commas Club

          Three commas to imply a billion dollars as $1,000,000,000 has 3 commas. To be in the three commas club is to be a billionaire.

          Richard’s literalness remains the one thing to rattle Russ. “You know what has three commas in it, Richard?” “A sentence with two appositive phrases in it?”


          Added by arunaharsa arunaharsa almost 7 years ago


            Do the Needful

            Usually coined by Tech workers of East Indian descent, in context means I have to do what I have to do to get the job done or to keep my Boss from firing me.

            "Yes, we have to do the Needful to beta test this new code by Friday"

            Added by Hammer Hammer almost 7 years ago

            • charlesjo charlesjo

              Only applies to esteemed organizations though ;)

              almost 7 years ago

            Beast Mode

            Partially derived from the sports world (Marshawn Lynch going beast mode in the NFL). It is when you are super busy and have deadlines. You put on earplugs/headphones and drink caffeine in an attempt to knock out work/coding.

            Did you see Rohan? He went beast mode on that compiler program today and finished it on time.
            Man! Andrew went beastmode on my escalated technical cases today. Awesome!

            Added by famartinez famartinez almost 7 years ago


              Man Jose

              Man Jose refers to the city of San Jose, located within Silicon Valley, which contains a large number of male Software Engineers.

              Sam: Why can't I find a nice girl to go out with?
              Mark: What did you expect? You live in Man Jose.

              Added by xmangoslushie xmangoslushie almost 7 years ago


                CS Fix My Shit Fallacy

                The false assumption that anyone who can code or has a computer science degree can fix your computer or any household electronics.

                Marco: Hey you study Computerz at that fancy university don' you? Could you fix my toaster?

                Julian: Hell no. Why would I know how to do something like that.

                Marco: Because computerz are basically more advance toasterz.

                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 7 years ago



                  FOMO = an acronym for "Fear of Missing Out"

                  The team was exhausted from attending/pitching at multiple conferences during the same week, but pressed on- motivated by FOMO that their dream angel investor might be present.

                  Added by StephanieG StephanieG almost 7 years ago

                  • @WeTeachGeeks @WeTeachGeeks

                    So many events to attend....so many clients to find...

                    almost 7 years ago

                  Brain Rape

                  Intellectual property robbery thinly disguised as acquisition talk. Usually committed by a big company on a startup. Yelp got brainraped by Google back in the day.

                  Erlich: They're brainraping us right?
                  Gerald: They definitely are.
                  Erlich: Shit!

                  Added by svhunt svhunt about 7 years ago



                    The suffix you add/integrate with any noun to make it sound instantly cooler!

                    Please see - intrapreneur, wantrepreneur, recesspreneur, solopreneur, mompreneur, dadpreneur, infopreneur and...

                    This - http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2015/06/22/employee-engagement-strategy/

                    Person A - Man my life sucks
                    Person B - Why?
                    Person A - Because I'm broke, unemployed, lost my wife, kids hate me, and worst of all! Everyone thinks I'm a total loser on Twitter, they're calling me #loserAndy
                    Person B - Aw shucks my friend, that totally sucks... how about we turn that frown upside down shall we? Instead of calling yourself a loser Andy, start calling yourself a loserpreneur! At least you've got nothing to lose! #loserpreneur

                    Added by tosfan4ever tosfan4ever almost 7 years ago


                      Rental Property

                      The only real way to make money in Silicon Valley.

                      Owning Silicon Valley rental property sure beats working for a living!

                      Added by FuctCo5K FuctCo5K almost 7 years ago


                        This is Uber

                        What a passenger will say to turn down their Uber driver when he attempts to start a conversion or expects a fist bump. This happens because of the high percentage of Uber drivers that also drive for Lyft.

                        Driver: Man the weather is really nice today. Where are you headed?
                        Chris: This is Uber.

                        Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago


                          Phone Sleep

                          Refers to the one hour in bed you will spend checking your phone before you actually go to sleep.

                          SAT question: If Johnny is a phone sleeper and needs to real sleep by 12am so he can wake up for a 7am interview what time does he need to get to bed?

                          Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago


                            Technical Debt

                            Reason you give for not shipping shit

                            We have a bunch of technical debt we have to work resolve before we can ship X new feature

                            Added by Flacko Flacko almost 7 years ago


                              Post Silicon Valley Move Stress Disorder (PSVMSD)

                              What an investment banker experiences after moving to Silicon Valley because he is no longer at the top of the totem pole.

                              Lloyd: The other day I was talking to this girl when suddenly this nerdy Facebook employee starts talking to her, not even Mark, just a regular employee... and then she completely ignores me. I work in finance. I repeat, I work in finance. I miss New York.

                              Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 7 years ago