The challenges of doing Infra-As-Code without "the cloud"
07-20, 14:00–14:30 (Europe/Prague), Terrace 2A

How do you implement Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) in a non-cloud environment?

Optiver, a key player on major financial exchanges around the world, tackles this complex question head-on. As traditional trading floors have evolved into expansive data centres characterised by low-latency networks and high computing power, building and maintaining infrastructure in this environment presents challenges that can’t be solved with off-the-shelf tools.
In this talk, you’ll discover more about the unique strategies and bespoke solutions that Optiver deploys to overcome these exciting challenges.

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Nicolás is a seasoned self-taught software engineer with over 15 years of experience, and a passionate advocate for Python. Beginning his journey in the Python community in 2012, he co-founded the Python Argentina NGO and has actively contributed to several Python conferences, both as an organizer and a speaker. He has been maintaining the Python Argentina infrastructure since 2014, while also hosting and contributing to various Python meetups in Buenos Aires and Amsterdam, his current city of residence. Nicolás has participated in the organization of the Python Amsterdam meetup, the team in Europe, and has been an integral part of the Media Workgroup of Europython 2020 online. His work extends to the EPS board where he assisted in organizing Europython2021-online, Europython-2022 in Dublin and 2023 in Prague, with a specific focus on operations and the hybrid format. In recognition of his significant contributions, Nicolás was named a PSF Fellow in 2021.

Nicolás joined Optiver in 2019 as with the goal of developing a platform to manage infrastructure. He is currently managing the Linux, Networks and Platform infrastructure teams.