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Audrey Tang      

Digital Minister of Taiwan

Audrey Tang is a software programmer known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell and for building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. As the digital minister of Taiwan, Tang is in charge of helping government agencies communicate policy goals and managing information published by the government, both via digital means.

Tang served on Taiwan's National Development Council's Open Data committee and K-12 curriculum committee, and she led the country's first e-Rulemaking project. She has also worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography and with Socialtext on social interaction design. She actively contributes to g0v ("gov zero"), a vibrant community that focuses on creating tools for the civil society with the call to "fork the government."

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Opinion | A Strong Democracy Is a Digital Democracy - The New ...

A Strong Democracy Is a Digital Democracy. By Audrey Tang. Oct. 15, 2019.

Audrey Tang: Taiwan's transgender digital minister

Taiwan's digital minister Audrey Tang is the world's first openly transgender cabinet member and has blazed a trail ever since she quit school aged 14.

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