I had the privilege of representing Monzo at QCon London 2019 by giving a talk on the Advances in FinTech track.
The talk went into how Monzo prepared for the largest Crowdfunding round to date. A prior round had taken down a crowdfunding platform entirely in the past and this round was expected to be bigger and available to all of Monzo’s customers.
This time, we ran the crowdfunding on the same platform that runs the bank. We built load testing tools and found the bottlenecks on our Platform and optimised our services to handle the load.
The full presentation as well as a transcript can be found in InfoQ.
I also participated in a panel discussion about the rise of FinTech and the risks of fast iteration in a heavily regulated environment.