StoneXTalks with MongoDB

+ extra special workshop: MongoDB Developers Lab

22.05.2024 (Wednesday)


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Event partner: MongoDB

MongoDB, Inc., headquartered in New York City, is a prominent American software company best known for developing MongoDB, a leading open-source, document-oriented database program. Founded in 2007 under the name 10gen by Dwight Merriman, Kevin Ryan, and Eliot Horowitz, the company shifted its focus entirely to MongoDB in 2009 and changed its name in 2013 to better align with its main product.

The MongoDB database is celebrated for its flexible JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas, making it ideal for managing large volumes of data and supporting rapid iterative development. Its architecture allows easy data integration in certain types of applications, especially those involving big data and real-time analytics.

In addition to the core database, MongoDB, Inc. offers MongoDB Atlas, a cloud-based database service that automates the complexities of deploying, managing, and healing database deployments. This service supports multicloud environments, allowing users to run their databases on major cloud platforms like Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

The company went public in October 2017, trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol MDB. Since its IPO, MongoDB has continued to expand its product offerings and innovate within the tech industry, positioning itself as an essential tool for developers and companies around the world.


Workshop: MongoDB Developers Lab

*Please note that the number of places for the workshop is limited! Each workshop participant should bring a laptop.

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 17:30

Speakers: Peter Do, Nick Gogan

Hour 1: MongoDB: Developer Data Platform & Fundamentals

  • Overview: This session provides a deep dive into MongoDB, highlighting its developer-focused features and architectural benefits for efficient data management and application development.
  • Schedule: 15-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute lab.

Hour 2: Information Retrieval with Atlas Search

  • Overview: Learn how MongoDB Atlas Search can elevate your search capabilities within large datasets, offering scalable solutions tailored for modern applications.
  • Schedule: 15-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute lab.

Main Event: StoneXTalks with MongoDB

17:30 - 18:15
Registration for the Main Event & Grab a burger/snack/soft/beer

18:15 – 18:30
Key note by Simon Jones, Global Head of Technology (StoneX Payments)

18:30 – 19:00
Panel no. 1 (MongoDB)
Title: Powering AI with Retrieval-Augmented Generation and MongoDB (RAG)

Description: Explore the transformative impact of generative AI in our session on Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG). Learn how MongoDB supports these advancements by enabling efficient data retrieval and storage, essential for powering sophisticated AI models.

19:00 – 19:15

19:15 – 20:00
Panel no. 2: Szymon Tomczyk (StoneX)
Title: Leveraging MongoDB's change streams and reactive extensions to construct low-latency, reactive systems

Description: This presentation will explore using MongoDB Change Streams alongside .NET Reactive Extensions to build systems that respond immediately to updates. Learn to seamlessly integrate real-time data streams with the reactive programming model in .NET, enabling your applications to react to changes as they happen dynamically.

20:00 – 20:30
Panel no. 3: Anup Anand (StoneX)
Title: MongoDB – Not another bloomin’ stack for the DBAs to support!

Description: In an exciting era of spiralling database technologies, developers are spoilt for choice on which database technologies they should use. How much of a headache does this create for a DBA and how does the team decide on which technology stacks to onboard.

20:30 – 20:50
Prize competition

20:50 – 21:00
Competition results and meeting summary

21:00 - 22:00
Networking & Grab a burger/snack/soft/beer

Meet the speakers!

Simon Jones

as the head of StoneX's Payments Technology division, Simon Jones leads the development of innovative cross-border payment solutions across global markets including Europe, APAC, and the US. StoneX technology teams are in Poland, Germany, UK, India, Singapore the US and Brazil. Our team in Poland are currently building out a state-of-the-art modern FX Trading and pricing system leveraging Mongo DB on Azure to interface via API to StoneX global network of banks Corporates and NGO clients. With over 22 years of experience in the field, Simon has previously directed Deutsche Bank's Cash Transformation group, focusing on significant cash management initiatives, and maintaining the bank's leadership in EUR clearing. His extensive leadership spans multiple global teams and projects, emphasizing transformative payment solutions such as Instant Payments and ISO20022 migrations. The strategic Payment solution was built using temporal and MongoDB. Simon is a seasoned leader passionate about leveraging technology to advance payment and FX solutions.

Peter Do

is a Solutions Architect at MongoDB, specializing in understanding and addressing customers’ technical challenges. He began his career as a full stack .NET developer, working across various industry verticals before expanding into consulting in enterprise search. Peter’s life philosophy centers on helping others reach their pivotal 'aha!’ moments and empowering them to succeed. Outside of work, he is passionate about food, photography, and videography.

Nick Gogan

is a Solutions Architect at MongoDB, where he specializes in enabling large enterprises through technical consulting and architecture design. Nick brings together deep technical knowledge with strong business acumen to help customers think through big strategic initiatives and how they can be realized profitably. Before MongoDB, he was a Search Engineer & Architect, contributing significantly to product enhancements and customer success for Fortune 2000 companies and federal agencies.

Anup Anand

is the Global Head Of Infrastructure and Operations for the StoneX Group. Having started at the company as a Database Director 12.5 years ago, Anup is now responsible for the Storage, Compute and Database operations and infrastructure across StoneX’s Global estate.

Szymon Tomczyk

is Senior Software Engineer @Stonex specializing in back-end development with strong architecture and codingskills. Over 10 years of experience building a variety of business applications in a high-paced and challenging cloud environment with an emphasis on using best practices to develop reliable software that meets project requirements. After hours a happy father of two girls.


StoneX Group Inc. - Who we are

StoneX Group Inc. A Fortune 100 company with a century-long track record, StoneX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SNEX) and its 4,400+ employees serve over 54,000 commercial, institutional and payments clients, along with over 400,000 retail accounts, from over 80 offices across six continents. The Polish branch of StoneX Financial develops digital platforms for Forex.com and City Index, as well as provides financial services for organizations, traders, and investors operating in global markets.

StoneX Financial Poland Branch employs nearly 400 people within development, quality assurance, data engineering, Core IT, product and project management teams and business corporate functions. The main technological stack includes .NET, C#, Kubernetes, Kafka, Xamarin, and Angular.

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