Lauren Hayward Schaefer

at SugarCRM

Lauren Hayward Schaefer

Lauren Hayward Schaefer is a developer advocate for SugarCRM. She began her career in 2009 as a software engineer for IBM. She has held a variety of roles including full-stack developer, test automation specialist, social media lead, and growth hacking engineer. She is an international speaker who is skilled in taking hard-to-understand topics and making them seem simple. Lauren holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and is the co-inventor of eight issued United States patents.


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