Lauren Schaefer

Lauren Schaefer
  • Developer Advocate
  • Company: SugarCRM

Lauren Hayward Schaefer is a developer advocate for SugarCRM where she focuses on making every developer’s experience with Sugar a delightful one. Prior to SugarCRM, Lauren spent eight years as a software engineer at IBM. She did everything from traditional Java development to growth hacking to automation testing to developer advocacy to fast-paced web development. In addition to her “official” job roles, Lauren took initiative to participate in other activities like leading a patent brainstorming team (she’s the coinventor of six issued patents), serving in Kenya as part of the IBM Corporate Service Corps, and founding and growing a volunteer-run group to over 11,000 members. Lauren holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

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