Ushahidi is a team of programmers and mappers who are constantly on the move. From cafes in San Francisco, to the iHub in Nairobi, to working in crisis situations like the Haiti earthquake. The same goes for our community, a global network of activists, organizers, NGO workers, government personnel, and so many more dealing with these same problems.
Being constantly handicapped with spotty internet access has led us to realize that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. We no longer only get online via desktops in our office. We have multiple, mobile devices which have, for many of us, become the primary means of connecting.
So Ushahidi set out to redesign the modem for the changing way we all connect to the web. We thought it was about time the modem got a makeover.