Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang (@audreyt) is Taiwan’s first digital minister and the first openly transgender government minister in the world. She is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as for building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, she has served on the Taiwan National Development Council’s open data and K-12 curriculum committees and has led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey has worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design. In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.” She also hosts the video podcast “Innovative Minds with Audrey Tang”.