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  Who is the author of Palmcricket? 


Dev Oberholzer, the author of Palmcricket, was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa and completed high school at Grey College. He holds a BSc in civil engineering (Witwatersrand) and MSc in transportation (Leeds).

During the last thirty odd years, he has authored a variety of software solutions across a broad range of industries: toll roads, freight forwarding, public transport, electronics, agriculture and accounting. From 1986 to 2008, he ran his own consulting practice in South Africa, specialising in traffic models and software development. He spent most of 2008 and 2009 in Brisbane, Australia, working for MWH, a global civil engineering consulting firm. Currently, he resides in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, from where he continues to support Palmcricket.

Dev is proficient in several computer languages (Assembler, Basic, C, Delphi, Fortran, etc.) and writes for the Windows 32 bit and Palm OS platforms.

In the early 1990's, he was instrumental in establishing a junior cricket section at Alberton Cricket Club, where he was chairman of the junior section for five years. From 1998, he spent another five years managing and umpiring club and school cricket matches. It was during this time that he developed Palmcricket at the "coal face". In his opinion, club cricket at junior level thrives only because of the volunteer commitment of parents: "These people offer their services willingly and without financial reward to organise, coach and umpire literally hundreds of junior club matches every weekend. Without their involvement, there would be no junior club cricket."


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