TimStevenson
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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 about 9 years ago

  • zazpowered zazpowered

    @orien No what are you talking about

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    about 9 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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    about 9 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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    about 9 years ago
  • charlesjo charlesjo

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

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    almost 9 years ago
  • orien orien

    @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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  • 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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  • zazpowered zazpowered

    @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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  • 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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  • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

    I love this site!

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Mechatronics

Waterloo's most difficult and arguably best engineering discipline. Noted by its difficult admission process, large number of top tech emloyees/startup founders and highest suicide rate (per student enrolled) in Canada

Person A: what did they guys behind the MYO at thalmic labs study?

Person B: They were the fortunate few that actually made it through Mechatronics at Waterloo without killing themselves

Person A: isn't that the same as they guys behind bufferbox and kik messenger?

Person B: Yeah, they are probably all laughing at their classmates at Google, Facebook and Apple who took offers over starting their own company.

Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins about 9 years ago

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    Wantrepreneur

    Someone who wants to start a company so he or she can garner social proof from it all, instead of someone who has an innovative idea that could possibly make money.

    Although alot of the Wharton MBA's are quite intelligent, many of them are wantrepreneurs who just want to tell girls that they are the CEOs of companies.

    Added by covfefelord covfefelord about 9 years ago

    • Ismael Ismael

      Also popularized by Mark Cuban on Shark Tank.

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    I/O

    A techie way of saying Input/Output.

    All you really need to know is that it communicates between an information processing system, such as a computer, and the real world, possibly a human.

    This is not to be confused with .IO, which is a tld people use to name their sites with because they are too lazy to negotiate for the .com.

    A computer that uses memory-mapped I/O accesses hardware by reading and writing to specific memory locations. This basically means your computer will help you initiate commands with your Macbook's hardware.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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      Buzzfeed

      A site of hyperbole that occasionally masquerades as a news source when it wants to feel relevant.

      TimeWaster: ”Did you see that article on Buzzfeed News?”
      NormalPerson: “No..I was reading real news”

      Added by svpro svpro about 9 years ago

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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

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 9 years ago