Marlene is a Zimbabwean software engineer, developer advocate and explorer. She is a previous director and vice-chair for the Python Software Foundation and is currently serving as the vice-chair of the Association for Computing Machinery practitioner board. In 2017, she co-founded ZimboPy, a non-profit organization that gives Zimbabwean young women access to resources in the field of technology. She is also the previous chair of PyCon Africa and is an advocate for women in tech on the continent. Professionally, Marlene is currently working as a Developer Advocate at Voltron Data.