Audrey Tang – Entrepreneur, Software Programmer
- Career: Free software programmer, described as one of the “ten greats of Taiwanese computing.” Best known for initiating and leading Pugs, a joint effort to implement the Perl 6 language. Has also made contributions to SVK, Request Tracker and Slash. Has led Chinese translation efforts for various Open Source books. A reputation for “penetrating insight into code and an uncanny knack for encouraging the people who write it”.
- Education: IQ reportedly 180. Unable to adapt to student life, dropped out of school at 14.
- Personal: At 24, began to life as a woman, citing a need to “reconcile my outward appearances with my self-image”.
- Links: Profile by Open Source Colleague, Wikipedia Profile, Video: Lecture on Perl 6