ECS 2020: Stop! Don't Make These Mistakes in Your Document Database

Lauren Schaefer
March 12, 2021

As Daniel Tiger wisely sings, "It's OK to make mistakes. Try to fix them, and learn from them too."Come learn common mistakes developers make as they model their data in document databases.

Lauren Schaefer

Lauren Schaefer is a detail-oriented software engineer with a passion for making developers' jobs easier. Her varied professional experiences and roles on several product teams give her a unique perspective and the ability to quickly pick up new technologies. She's done 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 takes initiative to participate in other activities like leading a patent brainstorming team, serving on the IBM Agile Leadership team, and founding and growing a volunteer-run group to over 11,000 members.

Building on her master's degree in computer science and software engineering experience, Lauren excels at presenting concepts and products in an easy-to-understand way. She is experienced in reaching developers wherever they are: scanning social media, browsing the blogosphere, trying tutorials, watching YouTube videos, searching for sample apps, or attending international conferences. Lauren was recognized three years in a row as an IBM Technical Rock Star for the business impact of her tutorials and videos.

Lauren understands the pressures developers face as they attempt to rapidly develop high-quality software. And she is ready to help you help them.

Interests: software engineering; software development; web development; UI; software testing; automation; A/B testing; growth hacking; developer advocacy; developer relations; DevOps; Agile; remote work; working from home; public speaking, conference speaker; broadening participation in computing.

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