As a paid herder of 'non-programmers who program anyway' in addition to being co-herder of two young children, Marlies is essentially slaying dragons fulltime. That kind of multi-tasking is very like trying to slay something combustible with multiple heads.
Besides reading, she also enjoys outdoorsy things like cycling and walking, and she has been involved with organizing the Programme Side of Discworld Conventions since <undecipherable>. After co-heading Programme in 2016, she now 'knows everything we should have done differently'.
She might be in for a surprise.
When found standing around with two empty hands, handing over a mug of tea is always good. Adding cookies is even better.