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My City: Juliana Rotich on Ushahidi, BRCK and life in NairobiMy City: Juliana Rotich on Ushahidi, BRCK and life in Nairobi

Posted By Helen Walters

Juliana Rotich was not expecting our interview to end in tears. Neither was I. But on reflection, we were both completely ok with it. After all, that’s what happens when terrorism becomes personal. For Rotich, that happened at the end of September, when al Shabaab terrorists attacked the Westgate Mall in the northwestern part of […]

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Only connect!: Fellows Friday with Erik Hersman, on the rise of his go-anywhere modem BRCKOnly connect!: Fellows Friday with Erik Hersman, on the rise of his go-anywhere modem BRCK

Posted By Karen Eng

Five years ago, the non-profit tech company Ushahidi exploited existing technology to create a powerful platform that allowed users to crowdsource crisis information sent over SMS. Now the Kenyan company is set to do the same with the BRCK, a wireless, rugged, battery-powered modem ready for any environment. As the BRCK’s Kickstarter campaign gathers steam, Ushahidi […]