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PERSONAS

PERSONAS

WHAT ARE PERSONAS? Personas are fictional, generalized characters that encompass the various needs, goals, and observed behavior patterns among your real and potential customers. Personas should be informed by research, ideally qualitative and quantitative. Personas should be used as a tool to summarize and communicate research results. Building personas can help improve the way you … read more

Moja + LTE: Extending affordable access further

Moja + LTE: Extending affordable access further

This week at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Facebook and BRCK are announcing the open sourcing of Magma, a software platform that contains the tools needed to deploy and extend LTE mobile networks in under-connected and unconnected areas of the world. This includes software powering the mobile packet core and network automation and management tools. The … read more

BRCK Acquires the Surf Network

BRCK Acquires the Surf Network

BRCK has long been on a mission to create an onramp to the internet for people who can’t afford it regularly.  To this end, we built the SupaBRCK that runs the Moja Network, and then started expanding that service in Kenya and Rwanda.  Moja is about getting everyone online, even if you can’t afford it, … read more

Why Silicon Valley should pay more attention to the Great Rift Valley (and other places in Africa)

Why Silicon Valley should pay more attention to the Great Rift Valley (and other places in Africa)

This is a guest post by Philip Smart, a UNC-Chapel Hill student from the US, sharing his takeaways from a summer in Africa interning for BRCK. BRCK is a disruptive Kenyan startup with a mission to connect Africa to the Internet. Central to the company’s mission is building technology for Africans by Africans—this poster hangs … read more

DESIGN INDABA- OF FLEAS AND LIONS

DESIGN INDABA- OF FLEAS AND LIONS

I recently had an opportunity to represent BRCK in the largest design conference in the world, Design Indaba. At the conference, I had a chance to represent BRCK’s work, but perhaps more importantly, what the work represents in relation to a wider African perspective. Africa has for the longest time endured a perspective and narratives … read more

Furahiday at BRCK

Furahiday at BRCK

If you ask me, Furahiday is one of the best days for me here at BRCK. It is a day where everyone gets a hands-on experience with users of the Moja Free WiFi out in the field. This is a learning experience for many of us. This quarter’s aim was to interact with users, commuters, … read more

SupaBRCK at Afro-Tech Fest in Germany

SupaBRCK at Afro-Tech Fest in Germany

A few weeks back, BRCK was in Germany attending Afro-Tech Fest where we presented our core product, the SupaBRCK, as part of the art exhibition. From 20th to 28th October 2017 the Afro-Tech Fest hosted a week-long festival with talks, lectures, film screenings, performances, DJ sets, concerts, and workshops in various locations in Dortmund. The … read more

Give More to the World Than You Take

Give More to the World Than You Take

A random seating assignment by a friend on an airplane leads to an email intro, which leads to a meeting in Nairobi. Two years later and I find out that that random person on the airplane, now one of my friends, a business partner, and someone I deeply respect has passed away unexpectedly. Vanu Bose … read more

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