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to integrate a feature that would allow identification of
potential candidates for testing, therefore, reducing the
cost of testing by testing the persons who are marked as
W H AT H A S B E E N
R O N A ’ S I M PA C T ?
Since we launched the first version of Rona on March
30th, our Analytics platform, which receives an average
of 500+ new user visits per day helps people get real time
trends and patterns of COVID-19 spread in Kenya and
granular real time trends per county.
W H AT A R E T H E C H A L L E N G E S O F
The biggest challenge has been server costs since the
application is hosted on the cloud. With increased usage, the
server charges continue to increase, and we have to manage
deploying new features in anticipation of more traffic.
W H AT H E L P W O U L D YO U N E E D
TO S C A L E U P A N D I M P R OV E
YO U R O F F E R I N G ?
Right now, our biggest focus is partnerships with
organizations that may take relevant actions based on
the insights we give after granular risk assessment. For
A lot of misinformation was going
around regarding COVID-19 which
was causing a lot of anxiety and
panic among people. This was also
reflected among my friends and I
started thinking of what could be
done to solve this.
else can scratch
instance, we are looking to partner with hospitals where
they can use the tool to offer medical services. We are
already working on a care calendar function that is ideal
to coordinate humanitarian assistance by individuals and
organizations. The care calendar function allows users to
call out for or offer assistance on essentials such as food
or medical help for vulnerable groups, friends, family or
neighbors to enable them stay home.
T E L L U S A B O U T YO U R S E L F A N D
YO U R B A C KG R O U N D .
I am a second Year Bachelor of Science Information
technology student at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology where I also serve as the IBM Student Ambassador and President of the IBM Innovation Club Dekut. I
currently hold an Artificial Intelligence Analyst Mastery
Award by IBM. I am proficient in NASM Assembly Language, C, Python and a firm believer in Self Discipline, and
First Principles Thinking.
I started my love for computers when I was 5 years
old often crashing my dad’s computer and observing the
computer repair guy as he fixed it. I then started breaking
it down intentionally just so that I could fix it myself.
Since then, it has been an amazing journey that I do not
regret at all. My parents have been very supportive in
this journey and I appreciate their efforts in availing the
resources that have greatly aided in helping me get to
where I am today.
W H AT A R E YO U R H O P E S FO R
T H E F U T U R E O F YO U R
I N N OVAT I O N A N D
YO U R B U S I N E S S ?
I foresee Rona as a social enterprise that provides granular
risk assessment and real-time trend analysis for various
diseases across the country. Rona’s AI bot could also be
used to create awareness and provide education on various
diseases. The data visualization and AI driven analytics can
also be applied across various industries including Medicare
and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
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