About the author
Andrew Hedges is an educator and technologist based in Portland, Oregon. A professional web developer since 1998, Andrew is the Cofounder of and COO for Assistiv Labs, a web accessibility testing platform. Prior to Assistiv Labs, Andrew provided engineering leadership to Disney, Apple, and Zapier.
During the Summer of 2019, Andrew founded The Collab Lab, a nonprofit that provides remote, collaborative project practice for early career web developers. The program brings code school graduates and self-taught career switchers together with working web developers to work on software projects using agile practices used by professional software teams.
Outside of work, Andrew publishes books with his dad via Road’s End Press and produces The Slant and Go, a podcast about the National Football League.
Prior to his career in web development, Andrew worked in higher education administration, coordinating training programs for university staff. He holds a Masters of Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1995, Andrew wrote his terminal paper for that degree on the potential effects of computer-mediated communication on college student identity development.