Juliana Rotich is the co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi, a nonprofit tech company that develops free and open-source software for information collection, interactive mapping and data curation. The reason why she is giving this speech at Ted Talks is that she has helped devise the BRCK. While internet connectivity is increasing across many countries in Africa – it still has a long way to go – the poor electricity supply and unscheduled blackouts cause havoc for professionals and industries alike. This is why the BRCK was developed. It connects to GSM networks when your modem fails.
Staying connected in Africa
Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa