Who is Mamlambo?
Lauren E. Darcey, Founder and CEO
Lauren Darcey is responsible for the technical leadership and direction of Mamlambo, a mobile technology consulting firm. With almost two decades of experience in professional software production, Lauren is a
recognized authority in enterprise architecture and the development of commercial grade mobile applications. Prior to Mamlambo, Lauren held various management and engineering positions for Thuridion, Symantec, Nokia, Borland, Dartmouth College,
and the international finance industry. Lauren received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Shane Conder, Co-Founder and CTO
Shane Conder has extensive development experience and has focused his attention on mobile and embedded development for the past decade.
He has designed and developed many commercial applications for BREW, J2ME, Palm, Windows Mobile, and Android. Shane has written extensively
about the mobile industry and evaluated mobile development platforms on his tech blogs and is well known within the blogosphere.
Shane received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California.
Together, Shane and Lauren have written a number of articles and books on the mobile software industry, including:
- Android Wireless Application Development (Addison-Wesley Professional, website)
- Sams Teach Yourself Android in 24 Hours (Addison-Wesley, Spring 2010)
- Creating a Home Screen App Widget on Android (Android series on Developer.com)
- Android XML Parser Performance (Android article on Developer.com)
- Android: A Brief Introduction (Android article on Developer.com)
- Introducing Android (Android article on informIT)
What is the Mamlambo?
The Mamlambo is a beast of Xhosa and Zulu tribal mythology which is said to be the goddess of rivers and, if caught,
provides great wealth. Considered the Loch Ness monster of South Africa, the Mamlambo lures the
unsuspecting into the river with its hypnotic gaze and eerie green glow-in-the-dark aura. Mamlambo's common name is the
'Brain Sucker' due to the way it eats its victim's faces off and sucks out their brains. The Mamlambo's appearance was last mentioned by
South African legislature in 1997, as a result of a village outcry following the deaths of nine people in the Mzintlava River.
The Mamlambo is also the patron goddess of beer-making, a craft which the South African people excel in to this day.
So at this point, you may be asking yourself why any self-respecting company would name themselves after a brain sucking monster?
We could give you some semi-plausible explanation about how we hope that the company's ideas will provide us with great wealth.
However, more truthfully, the name and all the tribal stories associated with the creature, were just too cool to pass up.
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