As a self-taught, lifelong coder Layla Hedges prioritizes an inclusive approach to development. Her first lines of code weren't written in a classroom, but in her bedroom as a teenager. With an educational background in art history, Layla spent many years working in museums and in historic preservation before pursuing a career in development. Layla’s passion for building communities through code and professional experience as a full stack developer has made her an advocate for clean, accessible code. Her arts background continues to inform her work as a developer as she crafts memorable, user-friendly experiences.