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Winter is coming

The fear of a major economic crash becoming imminent during times of relative prosperity.

Raise your VC money now. Any day this "bubble" may pop and it will be a cold winter indeed. A few unicorns will die and many will be seeking warmth in places they never even knew existed. Winter is coming.

Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 6 years ago

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    House Lannister

    Also known as Apple Inc. They hold a powerful grasp on the Iron Throne of Silicon Valley for being one of the most profitable companies in the Valley. Just like the Lanisters, Apple always repays it's debts whether it's paying their investors back or revenge in the form of their army of patent trolling lawyers.

    Steve: After I graduate, I'm going to work for House Lanister.

    James: Careful boy, rumors say that there's an army of Dragons coming

    Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 6 years ago

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      Sellsword Engineer

      An engineer with almost no personal startup ambition who sells his talents to the highest bidder. They are often silent unless spoken too and in many instances perceived as judging you without even hearing them speak a word. If your a startup founder, you must be ready to spend some serious coin to recruit one these guys and girls.

      Even though he'd worked at Twitter for years building out many of their core products, he had no hesitation switching to Google X, when they offered him 10k more a year.

      Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 6 years ago

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        Startup Unicorn

        A startup that is profitable and is relatively easy to understand.

        Netfilx is a startup unicorn with a low price product, clear message, and high user satisfaction.

        Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer almost 6 years ago

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          Augmented Reality

          If you've never seen an augmented reality app before augmented reality is sort of like having helpful pop ups follow you in real life that are marketed to have a stronger use case than simply looking something up on your phone. They are normally seen through a headset or camera lens.

          Google glass has made me incredibly disenchanted with augmented reality apps after having used the device for a long period of time. Every strong social use case out there seems to be a gross violation of privacy.

          Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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            alphabet

            The parent company of Google along with a handful of other companies. You can think of Alphabet as a mega company who owns a ton of shit.

            My friends have been making fun of me ever since Google changed its name. Being an Alphabet employee sorta sounds embarrassing for some reason.

            Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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              Aggregate

              To list material from different websites over the Internet in one place.

              There are hubdreds of news agregators on the Internet.

              Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                Accelerator

                A term given to startup incubators that promise new startups connections, advice, and office space in exchange for percentage ownership of a company.

                Ron: We're already getting 150,000 users a day

                Wes: Why do people even use accelerators anyway? They're glorified cheerleaders.

                Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                  Acquire

                  To purchase a companies assets and brand.

                  Snapchat's founders refused to get acquired by Facebook because their families were already filthy rich and he knew they could weather it out and make it's value even higher.

                  Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                  Free OS Neutrality

                  The stance that you honestly just don't give a fuck about which Operating System is better. Just that it comes on a computer you don't have to pay for as an employee computer.

                  I was a Linux and Windows advocate all my life until Google gave me Macbook Retina. Now I abide by Free OS Neutrality.

                  Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                    #ILookLikeAnEngineer

                    A popular hashtag meant to showcase Silicon Valley's diversity beyond the stereotype.

                    #ILookLikeAnEngineer has been really effective at breaking the stereotype about engineers. It's making the world a better place as a result.

                    Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                      The Control Alt Delete Solution

                      The go to action one conducts when they have no idea how to fix something. The control-alt-delete combination is a Windows command that summons a Task Manager to help shut down any program that's bugging out.

                      Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                        Caching Out

                        Day dreaming about old memories and fantasies.

                        This can also mean "to get black out drunk."

                        The morning dev meetings are so fucking boring. I always end up caching out thinking about the times in college where I'd ditch class to play basketball.

                        Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                          Dev Bootcamping

                          Learning to be a dev in a small amount of time normally through a paid educational program

                          Julia went to business school but decided she wanted to learn to be a coder instead. She dev bootcamped for few months and now is kicking ass at a startup.

                          Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                            Rainbow Bike Contraband

                            Stolen company bikes being seen riden outside of the Mountain View HQ.

                            I saw a group of dudes riding rainbow bike contraband through Oakland today. Yeah they're a bunch of dick programmers who thought it would be funny to steal Google bikes and ride them through the East Bay.

                            Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                              DO a startup

                              Something wantrepenurs or new silicon valley enthusiasts say in trying to convey "working on a startup" or "starting a business."

                              Ryan: I graduated from business school. Lets DO a startup guys.

                              Menlo: Get the fuck out of here. Startups aren't something you DO.

                              Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                                Firestarters

                                Strategists and writers at online media who purposely write one side of an incredibly controversial subject to garner massive love from one side and hatred for another. This is done with the intention of getting shares.

                                My job writing for the New York Times opinion column prepared me perfectly for my new job as a firestarter at the Huffington Post. I just pick the most controversial stories of the past week and month and write for one side. From there you just watch the shares number increase and ignore the comments because flame wars are always the same.

                                Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                                  Cap Table

                                  Pretty much just lays out the founder's and investor's percentage of ownership, equity dilution, and value of equity in each round of investment.

                                  I sometimes hate raising money because of all the shifty things investors try to do to fuck founders on the cap table instead of trying to look for terms that benefit both sides and the company.

                                  Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                                    Company Info Session

                                    When a company pays a university to have an hour to talk to students about why they should work and apply to their company. If the company is well known they normally collect alot of resumes during one of these sessions.

                                    Jack: I went to the Google company info session for the free food, but was so enticed about what they had to say that I decided to give the recruiter my resume.

                                    Emma: You're full of shit. You went there like a shameless animal, sweet talking that recruiter like your life depended on it. I could smell the desperation from the other building.

                                    Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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                                      Google Doc Stealth Corresponsdence

                                      Using Google Docs to relay private information between individuals.

                                      I was so afraid that Lucy's boyfriend would find out about me and her meeting up at night, that I started setting up times to meet up using Google Docs, deleting every new message we received from one another.

                                      Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago