Its been a quiet few weeks on the blog as we've had our heads down researching, sketching and building the engineer's portion of QuantConnect - the Algorithm Lab. We're hacking together an IDE financial algorithm designer based on your feedback.

The current design will support almost any language, and is completely flexible so you can build strategies using real code, compiled at home or on our cloud. The data will always be completely free, we have access to 6 years of all US equities, commodities, futures and options tick data.

Typically algorithm testing cycles are 4 - 12 hours, but with our infrastructure in theory we can simulate years of tick data in less than 5 minutes. It is really exciting and something no one else has ever done before.

Its a steep learning curve and all done with no funding. But all in all, it is great fun and we are applying lean entrepreneurship.

TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

We will have a stand and private clickable demo at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in San Francisco Sept 9th-12th. If you're in town it would be great to meet you! We'll be in the "Chilean Pavilion".