In the 21st century, you have to use technology as one of the tools in the toolkit to bring about social change.
The aim of open government is to take advantage of the know-how and entrepreneurial spirit of those outside government institutions to work together with those inside government to solve problems.
Democratic elections alone do not remedy the crisis of confidence in government. Moreover, there is no viable justification for a democratic system in which public participation is limited to voting.
Starting early and getting girls on computers, tinkering and playing with technology, games and new tools, is extremely important for bridging the gender divide that exists now in computer science and in technology.
To me, technology was a means to an end to achieve the social justice goals, stronger democracy and more effective government that is the aim of what I do.