Community

Profile

Introduction

Your QuantConnect profile page is your place to customize your community appearance. Your profile page is accessible to everyone from the forum. The page displays your personal information, your preferred programming language, your latest forum activity, and the badges that you have earned.

Personal Information

Your profile page displays the following personal information about you:

  • Username
  • Title
  • Picture
  • Biography
  • Social media accounts
  • Website
  • The date that you joined QuantConnect

You can edit your profile image, username, title, biography, social media links, and email.

Profile Image

Follow these steps to update your profile image:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation, click yourUsername > Change Profile Image.
  3. Click Browse.
  4. Select a file from your local machine and then click Open.
  5. Your profile image must be in gif, jpg, or png format and less than 1MB in size.

  6. Click Save.
  7. "Profile image changed successfully" displays.

Username

Follow these steps to update your username:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation, click yourUsername > My Profile.
  3. On your profile page, hover over your username and then click the Edit box that appears.
  4. Enter your new username and then click OK.
  5. Your new username displays.

Title

Follow these steps to update your title:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation, click yourUsername > My Profile.
  3. On your profile page, hover over your title and then click the Edit box that appears.
  4. Enter your new title and then click OK.
  5. Your new title displays.

Biography

Follow these steps to update your biography:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation, click yourUsername > My Profile.
  3. On your profile page, hover over your biography and then click the Edit box that appears.
  4. Enter your biography and then click OK.
  5. Your new biography displays.

Social Media Links

Follow these steps to update your social media links:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation, click yourUsername > My Profile.
  3. On your profile page, hover over the social media icon that you want to update and then click the Edit box that appears.
  4. Enter your social media link and then click OK.

Email

Email us to change the email associated with your QuantConnect account.

Code Settings

Your profile's code settings control how some parts of the IDE operate. There are settings for the automatic builds, code completion, and parameter highlighting. You can edit your code settings from your Account page. If you adjust your settings, they are saved to your profile so you don't have to set them every time that you log in from a new device.

Automatic Builds

The Automatic Builds setting lets you specify if the IDE should build your project after each keystroke. To be notified immediately after you've made a coding error, enable the setting. If you don't want to see the red underlining and pop-ups in the IDE before you've finished writing an entire line of code, disable the setting.

Code Completion

The Code Completion setting lets you specify if autocomplete and Intellisense should be enabled in the IDE. To reduce the number of times that you need to use the API reference or API tree, enable the setting. If you find the autocomplete pop-ups distracting, disable the setting.

Parameter Highlighting

The Parameter Highlighting setting lets you specify if the IDE should mark hard-coded parameter values in your algorithms. If you want the IDE to show you where your algorithm may be overfit and where your algorithm can be made more general by removing parameters, enable the setting. If you find the parameter highlighting distracting, disable the setting.

Edit Your Code Settings

Follow these steps to enable and disable your account's code settings:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > My Account.
  3. On your Account page, in the Account Settings section, click the switches to enable and disable the following code settings:
    • Automatic Builds
    • Code Completion
    • Parameter Highlighting

    "Updated!" displays.

Organizations

Your profile page displays all of the organizations of which you are a member and the date that you joined each organization.

Activity

Your profile page displays your last five forum posts and your community engagement statistics. The forum post display lets other members read your recent posts and lets you find the comments that you recently posted. The page displays your community engagement statistics like the number of experience points that you've earned, the number of comments that you've posted, the number of discussions that you've created, and the number of algorithms that you've shared in the forum. Your community engagement statistics are displayed so that other members can see how active you are in the forum.

In addition to your forum activity, your profile page also platform engagement statistics like the number of backtests that you've run and the proportion of the Bootcamp lessons that you've completed. Your platform engagement statistics are displayed so that other members can see how experienced you are with QuantConnect and Lean.

Badges

Badges are fun to collect and show your experience with QuantConnect. Your profile page displays the badges you've earned. The following table describes the badges you can earn:

BadgeDescription

Algorithm Sharing
Share an algorithm with the community.

Chatter Box
Post 100+ comments in the forum.

Backtester
Run 100+ backtests.

Live Trading
Deploy a live trading algorithm.

Parallel Live Trading
Run multiple live trading algorithms simultaneously.

Connected With Discord
Connect your QuantConnect account with our Discord server.

C# Programming
Set C# as your preferred programming language.

Python Programming
Set Python as your preferred programming language.

Popular
Receive 10+ upvotes from different members.

Boot Camp Private
Finish the easy tutorial.

Boot Camp Corporal
Finish the intermediate tutorial.

Boot Camp Major
Finish the advanced tutorial.

Notebook Sharing
Attach a research notebook to a post in the community forum.

Broadcaster
Attach a live running algorithm to a forum discussion.

Cloner
Clone 100+ algorithms from the community forum.

Bug Hunter
Report 10+ bugs.

Open Source Contributor
Make a pull request to one of our GitHub repositories.

Alpha Streams Developer
Add 1 Alpha to the Alpha Streams Market.

Alpha Streams Artisan
Add 3 Alphas to the Alpha Streams Market.

Alpha Streams Master
Add 10 Alphas to the Alpha Streams Market.

Alpha Winner #1
Place first in the Alpha competition.

Alpha Winner #2
Place second in the Alpha competition.

Alpha Winner #3
Place third in the Alpha competition.

Community Editor
Provide great service to community members in the forum or the Discord server.

Outstanding Community Service
Provide excellent service to community members in the forum or the Discord server.

Log In

Follow these steps to log in to your account:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Sign In.
  2. The Sign In to QuantConnect page displays.

  3. If you signed up with your Google or Facebook account, click Sign In with Google or Sign In with Facebook and then follow the prompts.
  4. If you signed up with your email address, enter your email address, enter your password, and then click Sign In.
  5. If you have 2FA enabled on your account, in the Please Enter 2FA Code field, enter the authentication code from the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device and then click Sign In.

Toggle 2FA

Follow these steps to activate or deactivate two-factor authentication (2FA):

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > My Account.
  3. If you want to activate 2FA, follow these steps:
    1. On your Account page, in the Security section, click Activate.
    2. Enter your email address and then click Continue.
    3. Follow the steps in the pop-up window and then click Activate Two Factor.
    4. "Updated successfully" displays.

  4. If you want to deactivate 2FA, follow these steps:
    1. On your Account page, in the Security section, click Deactivate.
    2. Enter your email address and then click Continue.
    3. "Success" displays.

Request API Token

Follow these steps to request an API token:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > My Account.
  3. On your Account page, in the Security section, click Request Email With Token and Your User-Id for API Requests.
  4. Click OK.

We email you your user ID and API token.

Close Active Sessions

Follow these steps to close active sessions:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > My Account.
  3. On your Account page, in the Security section, click Sign Out next to the session that you want to close.
  4. "Session terminated successfully" displays.

Manage Email Subscriptions

Follow these steps to manage your email subscriptions:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > My Account.
  3. On your Account page, in the Account Settings section, click Manage Email Subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscriptions you want and deselect the subscriptions you don't want.
  5. "Preferences updated successfully" displays.

Change Password

Follow these steps to change your password:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > Change Password.
  3. Enter your current password.
  4. Enter your new password.
  5. Enter your new password again to confirm.
  6. Press Reset Password.
  7. Enter your email address and then click Continue.

Sign Out

In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > Sign Out to sign out.

Deactivate Account

Follow these steps to deactivate your account:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click yourUsername > My Account.
  3. At the bottom of your Account page, click Deactivate Account.
  4. Click Deactivate Account.
  5. Enter your email address and then click Continue.
  6. The QuantConnect homepage displays. Log in to reactivate your account.

Remove Account

Contact us to remove your QuantConnect account from our servers.

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