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Zach Alcorn
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Attends University of Pittsburgh
Lives in Florence, Italy
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Feels good to be done with this semester!!
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Very nice; I've got about a month left! =)
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As far as I'm concerned, this justifies the entire existence of the Internet.
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Cinque Terre
Having fun editing these in G+.
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Emails, blogging, all other forms of professional communication: How can I say this with as few words and as much clarity as possible?
College Papers: How can I say this with as many words and as much repetition as possible?
Yeah, the incentives in academia need some serious revision.
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+Zach Alcorn nice pull.
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+Zach Alcorn thank you, was being lazy I Google mapped it and found it. Definitely one for the must visit list!
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City on a Hill
Cinque Terre, Italy
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Agrigento, Sicily
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Hi
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"The Family's Private Reserve"
Montepulciano, Italy
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Yeah +Cory May, dropped the saturation and brightness quite a bit.
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Montepulciano, Tuscany
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+John Heckendorn just a bit :)
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nice picture +Zach Alcorn 
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Experience with Java, C, HTML/CSS, and Javascript. 5 years graphic design experience for professional clients. Entrepreneurial success both with my web design work and as a founding member of Google Plus Daily. Research experience analyzing EEG data.
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  • Google
    Google Student Ambassador, 2013 - 2014
  • Google
    Intern, 2013 - 2013
  • Google
    Student Ambassador, 2012 - 2013
  • Google Plus Daily
    Lead Designer, 2013 - 2013
  • Google
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • Zalcorn Web Design
    2007 - 2012
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Florence, Italy
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Fort Collins, CO - Pittsburgh, PA - San Jose, CA
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Geek, student, seeker of truth.
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I'm fascinated by technology, science, and the things that make us tick. My current long-term pursuit is to major in Computer Science with a minor in Neuroscience in order to research brain-computer interface technology, particularly the commercial applications it holds.

I'm a bit of a gadget nut, my current gadgets include a Nexus 4, a Nexus 7, and a Samsung 550 Chromebook.

I love science fiction, especially the classics like Asimov and Bradbury. I'm particularly fond of anything dystopian, so Orwell, Huxley, and many many newer works (ask me about some of them!).

I'm constantly curious about philosophy and the big questions that define our existence.

I like a lot of indie/alternative music, as well as classic rock and singer/songwriter. Personal favorites include The Postal Service, Joshua Radin, Iron and Wine, Imogen Heap, Jason Mraz, and Boston.

I design, program, and write for Google Plus Daily. I'm also the Google Student Ambassador for the University of Pittsburgh.

You can expect me to post regularly about any and all of the above!

Note: All my views are my own, and do not reflect the positions of any employers past, present, or future.
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  • University of Pittsburgh
    Neuroscience and Computer Science, 2011 - present
  • Fossil Ridge High School
    2008 - 2011
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Zachary
If you get anything here, make it the Deep Fried Mango Ice Cream. It was pretty crowded but would be well worth any wait.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Gets the job done. Points for being open late, which is nice for those late nights of homework, but otherwise unremarkable. The staff is usually pleasant. If you're only visiting Pittsburgh though, promise me you'll eat somewhere unique like Primanti's - you can get an identical Subway experience anywhere in the country.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A great place to get a cheap, fast slice of pizza on the weekends. Friendly service, and what the pizza lacks in quality it makes up for in quantity - two slices is bigger than medium pizza at some other places. On the whole, it makes for a great college student value.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Certainly the best burger near Pitt campus! The burgers are big and greasy, and you'll never finish all the fries, but sometimes that's exactly what you want to eat, and Five Guys delivers.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Simply wonderful - I could spend hours in Caliban. So many great old books, it's the kind of place where you never intend to spend money, but can't help walking out with a bunch of new finds. If you're nearby, you owe it to yourself to stop inside.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Overall we had a great meal. The crab claws were to die for - we had an appetizer but I could have eaten them the whole night! The pasta wasn't bad, but after those crab claws, I think anything would have seemed a bit disappointing. Great service and while not cheap, it wasn't obscenely expensive either, especially for seafood.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A far sight better than a great deal of airports, there's plenty to buy and do. Security lines have never been awful, and being able to ride the 28X bus to and from is very convenient if a bit crowded.
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