Uber founder: Philadelphians just don't realize 'how awesome they are' [LINKS] - Technical.ly Philly

Jul. 13, 2012 8:30 am

Uber founder: Philadelphians just don’t realize ‘how awesome they are’ [LINKS]

Uber thinks it can woo Philadelphians with luxury car service [Philadelphia Inquirer] “Philadelphians just don’t realize ‘how awesome they are,’ [Uber founder] Kalanick later said in an interview. ‘And I’m losing my mind with that.’ The quintessential salesman, and he has to be. After all, Kalanick wants to lure Philadelphia’s earlier adopters — the kind […]

Uber thinks it can woo Philadelphians with luxury car service [Philadelphia Inquirer] “Philadelphians just don’t realize ‘how awesome they are,’ [Uber founder] Kalanick later said in an interview. ‘And I’m losing my mind with that.’ The quintessential salesman, and he has to be. After all, Kalanick wants to lure Philadelphia’s earlier adopters — the kind of people not only eager to try something new but influential enough to convince others that a private driver is a necessity. It’s those same people who helped everyone embrace drinking $5 cups of Starbucks coffee and reading their beach novels by tablet.”

Tech Camps Aim to Cultivate Teen Entrepreneurs [Inc. Magazine] Philly-based tech camps TechGirlz and Startup Corps get featured in a national magazine.

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring an Associate Dean for Wharton Computing and Instructional Technology [EDUCAUSE]

20 Weeks of Coworking Weekly [Dangerously Awesome] Indy Hall co-founder Alex Hillman compiles the first 20 editions of his weekly coworking newsletter.

Nutter’s Director of Communications will join Obama for America campaign [Philadelphia Daily News] “Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships Desiree Peterkin-Bell will join the Obama for America campaign as Senior Advisor for Communications in Pennsylvania. In her role, Ms. Peterkin-Bell oversaw the Mayor’s communications strategy and managed long-term planning for the Administration. During her tenure, she increased the City’s social media presence, coordinated communications with many external stakeholders, and increased transparency in City government.”

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OpenTreeMap Coming Soon to iOS [Azavea] Azavea hopes to get its PhillyTreeMap iOS app soon.

WordPress: Performance & Scalability and What’s new in WordPress 3.4? – Slides from the first “real” “Philly ‘burbs” WordPress Meetup, as co-organizer Liam Dempsey put it.

@PyStarPhilly: Thanks to @mozilla and @indyhall for sponsoring ‪#Julython‬ in Philly. We’re now the fifth city on this list: http://www.julython.org/location/  Go, Philly! [Twitter]

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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