Táng Zōnghàn 唐宗漢, who later took the English name Autrijus Tang, was born in Taiwan, learnt the Perl programming language at 12, dropped out of school at 14, founded a business at age 16 and by the age of 19 had worked in California as a software entrepreneur.
In 2005 she transitioned and changed her Chinese name to Táng Fèng 唐鳳 and her English name to Audrey Tang. Her parents backed her unconditionally.
In 2014, Tang announced her retirement as an entrepreneur, and devoted her time to internet public welfare projects in Taiwan such as g0v.tw and the vTaiwan platform, as well as working on a contract for Apple.
In August 2016 Audrey was named a minister without portfolio to mange digital information for the Taiwanese government.
*Not the Malaysian jazz musician
- Edd Dumbill. "Perl Internationalization and Haskell: An Interview with Autrijus Tang". Perl.com, September 8, 2005. www.perl.com/pub/2005/09/08/autrijus-tang.html.
- Casey West. "Ada Lovelace Day – Audrey Tang". http://caseywest.com/2009/03/24/ada-lovelace-day-audrey-tang.
- "Young minister a bold attempt to solve government problems". Fucus Taiwan, 2016/08/25. www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6712640935255311366#editor/target=post;postID=778935927749816696;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=6;src=link.
- Jake Chung. "PROFILE: Audrey Tang: 100% made in Taiwan". Taipei Times, Aug 28, 2016. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2016/08/28/2003654031.