Frequently Asked Questions

What about the name STEMsalabim?

STEMsalabim stems from the word Simsalabim which is known in Germany as what a magician says when casting spells (see here for a german dictionary entry). Furthermore, the phrase appears in the famous German children’s song Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck, where the phrase to our knowledge doesn’t really have any meaning. (The song is about a cuckoo sitting on a tree and being shot by a huntsman…) Most germans will recognize the word. There is no contextual relation between STEM and the word Simsalabim.

When we first started writing the code we came up with it as a working title and we then simply agreed on keeping it.