18 Feb

NUCOMSSA

NUCOMSSA, the Nairobi University Computer Science Students Association, today played host to a team of tech geeks from I-TECH Kenya and BRCK, in a three-hour event held at the SCI Undergraduate Lab, University of Nairobi.

Dubbed “Information Session @SCI UoN”, the meet-up was a perfect opportunity for the audience to be acquainted with the comparative advantages of using BRCK as a Wi-Fi router equipment and much more, and the up sides of adopting Open MRS (Open Medical Records) services, now being rolled out in Kenya as KenyaEMR (Kenya Electronic Medical Records).

At the same time, BRCK and I-TECH Kenya were looking forward to partnering in a deal aimed at paving way for the integration of KenyaEMR services with BRCK for efficient management as well as delivery of medical services.

Though the functionalities and capabilities of the BRCK Wi-Fi router came out as rather mind-boggling, the inventors of the device are promising the “Super BRCK”, which will come to replace the current BRCK with the ability to use the “Universal SIM”, and could run with three SIM cards simultaneously, which could also be switched at will while inside the BRCK. Further, the new BRCK is expected to come to the market with an Aluminium casing to further prevent fast wear and soaking from rain.

The I-TECH Kenya staff present encouraged those in attendance to take advantage of internships, which are set to kick off from April. Also to be explored are job opportunities and collaborations on OpenMRS (Open Medical Records Systems) development.

 

About the writer

Moses Omusolo is the Social Media Manager, C4DLab.