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I’ve said I want to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
— Elon Musk, speaking at South by Southwest about his desire to travel to Mars
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ushahidi
Juliana Rotich is co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi Inc., a nonprofit tech company,
born in Africa, which specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, interactive mapping and data curation.
Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. Through Crowdmap. com, Swiftly.org and accompanying mobile applications, Ushahidi is expanding its global footprint and making crowdsourcing tools available and useful, and catalyzing entrepreneurial initiatives like iHub in Kenya.
Originally from Kenya, Rotich has a computer science degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. An MIT Fellow and TED Senior Fellow, she currently serves as vice chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development. For fun, she likes to make USB earrings.
Posts With Juliana Rotich