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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x122 Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa
TV-PG

  • 2013-06-18T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.

Juliana Rotich is the co-founder of Ushahidi, open-source software for collecting and mapping information -- and of iHub, a collective tech space in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a TED Senior Fellow.

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