What do we mean by “Designed in Kenya”?
The BRCK is designed and developed here in Nairobi, Kenya. As you might expect, this is a very different experience than doing it in China, US or EU. While creating physical products is always hard. Doing it in Africa is harder. This is due to the difficulties around rapid prototyping, shipping costs and accessibility of … read more
A Short BRCK Interview on CCTV (Video)
At the end of 2013 I sat down with Jiitu Abraham of CCTV to talk about the BRCK. I cover why we built it and who we’re seeing the most interest from as users. Here’s the video.
Extending the Rail Lines of Internet Connectivity to the Edges
I gave a talk at PopTech this year on the BRCK and what I think it means for last mile connectivity in Africa. I believe that digitally connecting people and information is the great challenge of ours. Here’s the talk itself: Erik Hersman: BRCK breakthrough from PopTech on Vimeo. Here’s my post on the talk … read more