In Silicon Valley, even the dictionary is a site for innovation. If you're finding that the OED isn't keeping up on the latest tech words, a new site called Silicon Valley Dictionary can get you up to speed. The site features more than 200 common terms in the entrepreneurial lexicon, usually with funny or snarky definitions. (The list is heavy on references from the HBO comedy Silicon Valley.) Here are some you should know.
1. Engineer Unicorn
"An engineer that is competent, good looking, dresses well, and is not socially awkward."
2. IE Troll
"A person who purposely uses Internet Explorer in front of others and claims that it is the superior browser on the market, to either mock another person or make it seem like they are completely incompetent."
3. Three Commas Club
"Three commas to imply a billion dollars, as $1,000,000,000 has three commas."
4. Code Ninja
"A euphemism that is used by Bay Area recruiters who don't actually know what in specific they want in a software engineer, just someone who can pretty much do everything and anything that's handed to them."
"The irrational and all-consuming fear of being out of cell phone contact. Coined by British researchers. An abbreviation of no-mobile-phone-phobia."
6. Ballmer Peak
"Discovered by Microsoft in the late 80's, somehow a blood alcohol content between 0.129% and 0.138% confers superhuman programming ability."
"Programming and working at a slower pace to purposely get more food out of the company."