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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 over 5 years ago

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    Waterloo

    A mythical University in Canada where many good Engineers and Computer Scientists come from.

    Sam: "Where are all these Canadians from?"
    Matthew: "We hired 10 interns and 20 full-times from Waterloo. They get shit done because if we don't hire them, they'll have to work for Blackberry."

    Added by robert robert over 5 years ago

    • orien orien

      @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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      over 5 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @orien No what are you talking about

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      over 5 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @SingleCommaClub It's similar to what you see from immigrants to a new country like US or Canada

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      over 5 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      I have a lot of friends from canada and waterloo and this seems really accurate from what i've heard

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      over 5 years ago
    • charlesjo charlesjo

      It's like a parallel universe of Silicon Valley where people speak American English...

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      over 5 years ago
    • freefunctor freefunctor

      @SingleCommaClub That's not true at all. Pretty much everyone I know from my graduating class got offers from US companies. A significant proportion of students choose to stay because the region is booming right now, and also the quality of life in Canada is pretty high.

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      about 5 years ago
    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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      about 5 years ago
    • SingleCommaClub SingleCommaClub

      Have worked with a lot of engineers from Waterloo through internships and full time. Can honestly say they are very talented, but there is a bias because all the ones that make it to US companies are generally top notch.

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      over 5 years ago
    • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

      I love this site!

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      almost 4 years ago
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    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 5 years ago

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      Big Data

      When your database takes at least 2 minutes to export to a CSV.

      Engineer: "Our mongo collection hit 1 million records a few moments ago."
      Hiring Manager: "Great, now I can post this position for a Big Data Engineer on Hacker News."

      Added by planningtime planningtime over 5 years ago

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        PG

        An acronym used in forums referring to Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator and creator of Hacker news. He spends his time tweeting about how much Y Combinator has grown and describing the perfect founder in a similar way that Cosmopolitan magazine describes the perfect man or woman.

        I read a PG essay talking about how the perfect founder has an engineering degree, is always hungry, and lives with his founders in the same apartment. After graduating from Stanford,, we now live in Palo Alto in a one bedroom apartment without any food in the fridge other than raw ramen payed for using the profits of our company in which we are the only customers of.

        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 5 years ago