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.”

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 began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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