I just found out about Quantopian last week. This is an incredible place! I'm envious of those that are young and starting out...having a resource like this freely available to play with is invaluable. All one needs is a cheap Chromebook and an Internet connection to get going.
There is a steep learning curve and I'm wondering for myself if it is a worthy investment of my time learning this stuff and experimenting with algorithms or will I just be chasing after a Unicron.
I decided to look at how the real money ports are doing. They don't make it easy and some data mining is involved. Here's a notebook that plots out their cumulative returns using pandas and matplotlib. It's fairly dirty. I've done some python but have never used these modules. Supposedly there some way of running this stuff through Pyfolio, but I havent figured that out yet. All within due time.
From the looks of it, looks like Michael Van Kleeck is doing something right. And Spencer Singleton is hanging in there.