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Seventeen Million Lines of Python Later: Launching a Startup in an Investment Bank


In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch embarked on an ambitious plan to realign its sales and trading systems around the Python-based Quartz platform. More than half way through this journey, we have millions of lines of Python under our belt and major business deliverables behind us. This talk will cover the unique benefits and challenges of using Python at investment bank-scale, and how to make a startup initiative stick in the face of unrelenting impediments.

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