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Alex Hillis
Works at Lyft
Attended Loyola University New Orleans
Lives in Santa Clara, CA
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Russian River camping with +Lyft friends. 
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Holy crap this is amazing. 
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Love getting up to Marin! 
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This is both fascinating and terrifying. But in the end I'm just left craving pizza. 
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You find some weird stuff on the side of the road when you get off the beaten path. 

From today's ride: http://www.strava.com/activities/163442043
Effects added by Google, edited down by me. #autoawesome  
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The highlight? Check out the lyrics to "Fund Me Maybe?"
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The dual lives of the Bay Area's elite.
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Nice seeing old Google co-workers making cameos in this vid :) 
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That big boulder on the left made my bike do that and made me roll down the hill to the right. All in all a fun day. 
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Yep! Scrapes and bruises but gotta finish the ride.
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Best use of a Chromecast at work. 
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So I went on a great backpacking trip this weekend. Big thanks to +Kyle Lyons and +Julia Zasyatkina for organizing!

It's mostly beach pictures and landscapes, because I feel awkward making people pose. 
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This is the best g+ feature I've ever seen. Looks awesome on the mobile app. Great pictures. 
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Another great story from a couple days of riding! Some of my favorite photos ever are in here. 
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This looks like such a beautiful ride, reminding me that, outside of NYC, bicycles are a spectacular way to experience nature. Thanks for sharing!
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Picking out my favorite bike parts. Marketing and Social Media Strategy for businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations. Organizational management and community building.
Employment
  • Lyft
    Support Associate, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Community Partnerships Program, 2013 - 2014
    Outreach, community building, marketing strategy and content production for nonprofits, cause based organizations, activists and thought leaders.
  • Google+ New Orleans Community Leaders Program
    Community Leader, 2012 - 2013
    Work with a team of college students to bridge the web literacy gap, get businesses online, and help communities and neighborhoods organize online.
  • Louisiana Small Business Development Center
    Assessment Consultant, 2012 - 2013
    Talk with new business owners and entrepreneurs to see what steps they need to take to make their business successful, then guide them to the tools and services they can act with.
  • Center for Music and Arts Entrepreneurship
    Video Content manager, 2011 - 2011
  • Q50 Ultras
    2011 - 2011
    Help organize trail running events and various other tasks with the company.
  • City of San Ramon
    Senior Lifeguard, 2006 - 2009
    Jump in water and save people. Also to teach people how to save other people.
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Santa Clara, CA
Previously
San Ramon, CA - New Orleans, LA
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I geek out about stuff, I ride my bikes, I love the internet. My home is California.
Introduction
I grew up in the SF Bay Area, moved to New Orleans to experience a new way of living, and am now back in California a wholly new person. Ready to take on challenges and always continue learning. 

Things I believe:
  • The ability to innovate is one of the most valuable things a person can have.
  • Economics, while flawed in many ways, is under appreciated and understanding economic theories of human actions is essential to working well with others.
  • Bikes can change the world. 
  • I'll make it to space within my lifetime. 
Education
  • Loyola University New Orleans
    Economics, 2009 - 2012
  • California High School
    2005 - 2009
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Had the worst tacos I've ever had. Soggy as hell and totally flavorless. Don't eat here, there are so many other good places in the city.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Great place for some fast take out. I went standard, getting a spicy tuna, california, and a custom vegetarian roll (a very nice option to have). Sushi was good, ready for pickup in 15 minutes, and reasonably priced. Service was friendly but quick because they were busy, even at 8:00 on a Sunday! Can't ask for more in a quick sushi run.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Cool bar! Really knowledgeable bar tenders helped us pick out our wines for the night. I don't know much about wine but was with a wine-snob who tried a bunch of things and enjoyed them. Waiters even poured and let us sample to decide. Good experience and I'd go back.
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reviewed a year ago
Really fantastic restaurant. I'm fairly new to sushi but know enough to tell that this stuff is great. Go during happy hour. Our group got half off wine and a bunch of rolls. We gorged and were easily under $40 per person with wine, apps, TONS of sushi, and even the cookie dough roll for desert!
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Yeah! Perfect place to get supplies for your weekend hangouts in Dolores Park. Good wine and cheese selection with fresh baked bread so you can pretend to be european. Staff was friendly and helpful, even if they were just trying to shuffle people through the store as fast as possible. Gets crowded! Pro-tip: buy lots and make friends at the park. Sharing is caring.
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Good place for shows. I saw a metal show here in Oct. 2013 and was happy with the venue. Really beautiful room and I could see a whole bunch of different events going on there.
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reviewed a year ago
Went here over the weekend and had an very good bowl of pho and bubble tea! The Pho was good, not insanely good, but super filling and just what I needed. I really freaked out about the bubble tea though since there aren't many places in New Orleans that I know serve it.
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