I’d like to take a few pictures of you if that works.
I take it now you’re based full time in Taiwan or just still travel all over?
Great. Thank you so much. Can I just ask you your age?
Did that create a bit of a clash of culture here? I can imagine there’s some very established ways of working in government.
One last thing. You described yourself in some articles as a conservative anarchist. Could you explain what you mean by that? Why conservative?
What’s the role of China in all of this? How does it try to influence Taiwan and go against this free expression? I know in Hong Kong they are not really allowed to do what they want.
This radical demand for free expression, is that something that started after ’89? That’s when it really started to not go back?
Did you feel that more and more young people think like that? I was living in America before and it feels like it’s a big movement, now. There are lot of people who just decide that gender is not relevant. Is that like that, here in Taiwan?
Could you talk a bit about your decision to change gender? When did you decide that? How did you know that was something you wanted to do?
Is this situation still quite tense with some people from the movement and the new government or are they very much behind the new government?
Back in Hong Kong, do you feel they are inspired by it?
What is the situation in Taiwan? There was the Sunflower Movement. How is that working out? Is it still ongoing?
What are your main projects for the next few months? What are you planning to do?
What are you main tasks?
When did you start?
What about your current post, how did that come about? How were you approached, what was the process?
What about taking into account people’s non‑verbal expressions?
How can you use artificial intelligence to take inputs that are not verbal? How does that work?
To what extent do you feel that the philosophy that problems on the Internet is being translated in civic or political affairs through all these kinds of initiatives? Is it the same philosophy that...?
How do people in Taiwan react to this? Are they very receptive? Just that do they really want to take part or has there been a lot of...?
Do you have an example within the budgets of one point that was discussed very strongly and then something has changed?
Is it focused on the budget, or has there also been other types of policies and things that would explain in this way?
Has it had some affects? Has the government taken into account some...?
The aim here is, really, to take the information that’s there and make it understandable.
G0v. Can you tell me a bit about that? How did that start?
When the ‑‑ I don’t know how to say it ‑‑ gov‑zero.
Could you tell me a bit about that? When was the first time you got involved with the civil society and public sector?
2010. I’ve heard that from 2011 or so, you decided to retire and in brackets. [laughs]
When did that start you said?
Like which ones?
To get back to the second startup with Acer, how did it move on from that?
What did it lead you to understand about how people behave online?
Come back to something you were saying when you went back to university. What sorts of insights that that provide you on the behaviors we see online? What did you understand...?
After that, what was the next step?
How long did you stay with that startup?
What kind of startup was it?
After that, how did you move on from that? You created a startup, right?
How old were you when you did it?
How did you first put into practice, what were first things you created basically?
Do you remember what actually drew you to coding initially? What was the appeal for you?
Yes, I read about that. You actually drew everything, like all the formulas and what the outcomes would be on paper?
How did you first start getting interested in coding? Did you remember the first time you really found out about it?
I heard that you decided to stop school at 12, is that right? Why, what was the...?
Why were you in Europe?
That was in Germany?
As a child you lived in Europe for how many years was that? As a child, when you were in Europe, how many years?