“By the end of the ride I decided that there will never be anyone who could make my back seat experience so great - they should create a worlds best cab show modeled after him and starring him!”—Uber Boston rider feedback
"I want our riders to have a great time and experience once they get into Uber car. I really enjoy my job very much and have made many friends working with Uber. Our riders are very special to Uber and I’m passing out party favorites to riders today. Car is full of water, gum, mints and will do coffee later. We will make their ride an excellent time."
#UberNYE 2013 is about to start… UberSydney is first with 6pm Sydney time being 11pm PST tonight. I’m going straight until 1/1/2013 at 5am… a 30 hour sprint.
At Uber we work hard gearing up for NYE. We try to do that hard work over the holidays from somewhere awesome. Last year I took 15 of our 25 team members to Costa Rica to work from a beautiful beach for 2 weeks.
This year, we’re 165 people, and so we have groups of 15-20 in cities we’re looking to launch: Singapore, Melbourne, Stockholm, and Miami, and the rest of the teams in our offices around the world.
I got marooned to SF, because there was no 24 hour window i could be out of pocket flying to Bali (Singapore crew, mostly engineers, ended up there). So GlobalMissionControl is being run out of my house.
So here we go, our biggest night of the year, New Year’s Eve Surge Pricing is on. It will be $100 minimum to get in a car at some point in each of our 21 cities on 3 different continents across 19 timezones. Our real-time supply chain of towncars and Mercedes is expected to be 13-15 times bigger than last New Year’s.