ABOUT

We’re a team of software developers, engineers and technologists who are from Africa and live here. We have a long history of building things, such as Ushahidi, Crowdmap and the iHub. Our expertise runs from cloud software to fingerprint scanners for mobile devices to high-level medical device prototyping and manufacturing.

The BRCK was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fit our needs, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas.

As we laid out what such a device would look like – physically robust, able to connect to multiple networks, a hub for all local devices, enough backup power to survive a blackout – we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. We no longer only get online via desktops in our office with an ethernet connection, we have multiple devices, and mobile connectivity is crucial.


The Team

REG ORTON
CTO
JULIANA ROTICH
Exec. Director brck.org
DAVID KOBIA
Director of Software
EMMANUEL KALA
Director of BRCK Cloud
JANET MAINGI
Director of Operations
NAT MANNING
Director of Business Operations
MOSES NGONE
Software Engineer
KURTIS UNGER
Lead Electrical
David Kimaru
Software Developer
Brian Oira
Quality Control
Peter Ngunyi
President, BRCK Moja
Barre Yasin
Mechanical Design Engineer
Frankie Onuonga
Software Engineer
Brian Birir
Software Development Engineer
Rufus Muturi
Customer Support Specialist
Nivi Sharma
President, BRCK Education
Angie Muigai
Program Manager, BRCK Education
Mark Kamau
UX Lead
Sharon Rutto
QA Manager
JEFF MAINA
Creative Director