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My concern on working with QuantConnect

My question is directed to any staff member: 

By now, you know of the shutdown on Quantopian.com. I am researching replacement options, of which, QuantConnect is the leading solution for me. Learning your system and code structure is going to be very time consuming. My concern is solely based on the design of your website- It is near identical to Quantopians'. The forum is similar. The way emails are sent to posts I am 'listening' to is similar. Even the templates you use for your emails and for new feature announcements on the forum are similar. Your slogan is similar. (I do see many differences too, so I have to guess that you both share a similar forum app.)

Can you confirm or deny whether their is any connection to quantopian? Is there any mutual ownership between the two? I really need this answered before I continue to adopt your system. I would fear the same fate that fell upon Quantopian if that is the case.

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:) No connection at all, and very different philosophies. Most of the things you noted above are common to all forums. We were established in 2011 and didn't know about Quantopian at all until late 2012. 

Unlike "zipline-live" our open source has no lock in, check out my response to their shutdown here: 

https://www.quantconnect.com/blog/democratizing-finance-empowering-individuals/

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PS: If QP Robinhood users help us build the integration in the open-source project we can support it in QC. Its roughly 200 hours of work.

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Thank you for relieving my concerns! 

I'd be interested in helping to build the Robinhood integration, but I'm only a beginner coder. I've done some semi-advanced coding, but got there with much trial and error.

Do you have any links to information or resources of what would be needed of me if I wanted to contribute? Alternatively, if someone were to take charge of building the integration, I imagine they could deligate tasks to someone like me to save them some time. I don't know what kind of tasks, maybe even something as simple as cleaning up code with comments and such, etc.

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