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Ed Barsano set out 7 years ago to create a fully robotic trading software. It is currently used by 14,000 customers in 40 countries. His software is traded with ETrade, Ameritrade and Interacive Brokers to name 3 of the 8. If you are a trader and/or a coder you don't want to miss meeting Ed and hearing him speak!

This event is not a part of the regular Meetup series sponsored by Quantopian.

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  • Alim S. G.

    Can't make it. Please post a recording/slides.

    March 11, 2013

    • Alim S. G.

      Having read the responses, forget the slides or video. Dan, sorry to hear you were hijacked.

      March 14, 2013

  • Nilesh P.

    Wasted 7 hours

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • GLEN B.

    As a Trader I found the meetup entertaining and also learned a few things. Ed Barsano shared very valuable information on his internal personal experience working at daytrading firms and how Wall St Firms operate. For example his explanation on how Traders seek out stop loss limit orders and move the stock to execute them, then the stock reverses back to its prior trend will save me a lot of money. Overall it cost me nothing and as always I learn something either positive or negative from these meetups. Not to mention the refreshments. I appreciated the meetup.

    March 13, 2013

  • Peter C.

    I understand the frustration and annoyance everyone has with the intrusion - or bait-and-switch - last night. But for those who were there and stayed, is anyone willing to offer an opinion about the software itself and its algorithms as was described? I would be very
    interested to hear opinions about that. Thanks.

    March 13, 2013

    • Asher B.

      What are you a shill?

      March 13, 2013

    • Raif D.

      I did not stay, but from my years of experience writing programs and trading:

      There program probably does what they claim it does, they have been in business for a few years and would not have lasted at all if it was a total fraud, however there are many programs that do similar things to what they do, if you went to the Trader Expo you could have seem many programs like this such as Ninja Trader, Vector Vest, or a dozen others.

      There is no easy way to make money in the market, there is no easy way to beat the market consistently. If their program really made money consistantly they could get millions in funding and run it themselves and not bother going to meetup to try to make a few thousand dollars.

      March 13, 2013

  • Dan D.

    I'm very sorry to hear that.

    Here's what happened: One day I came in and found out that someone had created an event in the group - it wasn't a Quantopian event. We were shocked, and we felt a little used. We've been working to build and nurture this group, and this guy just jumped in.

    We debated if we should delete the meeting, but I felt bad about removing a community effort. If this guy wanted to help the community, so be it.

    We changed the group so that no one else can create an event. My plan is to work with anyone who wants and make sure the content is high quality.

    In retrospect, I should have just canceled the event, but I gave the guy the benefit of the doubt. I'm sorry, and I wish I'd been more aggressive. I didn't want to be the big corporate bad guy. I should have been, in this case.

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Asher B.

      I think you should find out how to close comments on this event.

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Bryant N.

    This event was totally misrepresented. It was a 2-hour long poorly constructed sales pitch. They shared ZERO on strategies, designs or programming concepts. They had a rambling programming (although some of his stories were interesting) owner. They then smacked everyone with a MLM sales pitch. Horrific experience.

    March 13, 2013

  • John T.

    Was this supposed to be a joke?? I truly envy the people that couldn't make it. At first, I thought this company is hosting the event and therefore they'll try and sell us something. I've seen that happen in meetups before, but it usually takes 5-10 mins at the beginning. But after a while I realized that the WHOLE meetup is to try and sell us their 7 bazillion lines of code!? I'm pretty sure between all the coders, engineers, and quants in the room, we could've rewritten their whole system in under 100 lines of Python!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Asher B.

    This was the biggest waste of time, and wasnt related to algo trading. "Some software company" used our time to pitch us their software. Clearly, this list was highjacked. The sales pitch wasnt even done by quants.

    7 · March 12, 2013

    • Dan D.

      (premature return)

      We debated if we should delete the group, but I felt bad about removing a community effort. If this guy wanted to help the community, so be it.

      We changed the group so that no one else can create an event. My plan is to work with anyone who wants and make sure the content is high quality.

      In retrospect, I should have just canceled the event, but I gave the guy the benefit of the doubt. I'm sorry, and I wish I'd been more aggressive.

      March 12, 2013

    • Roig R.

      @ Dann, IMO I think its best if we just make the best of any event. :) Not everyone can be satisfied and we need to acknowledge that. Still, I wish I had the chance to attend this event =(

      March 13, 2013

  • deniz

    I really like the founders of this group of the group and what they try to do. But there is no excuse that they put us up with this old bait and switch. It was a complete waste of time, not to mention the fire hazard in a cramped space, and I am lucky I walked out within first 5 minutes. The lesson is that I should do better research beforehand. This was my mistake. But the organizers of this meetup should too. Everybody's time is precious.

    March 12, 2013

  • Raif D.

    Having written trading software myself (see algorunner.com) I wanted to get together with other quants and developers to share ideas and experiences, and to see if there were quants who would be interested in getting paid to design tools on my platform, (we have a contract with a vendor for hedge funds) I was a bit skeptical of a "fully robotic" trading software, but the claim of 14,000 people using the software made the software seem legitimate and since it was through Quantopian I assumed it was a real number. I would bet millions that they do not have 14K paying customers. I am sorry to have missed a legitimate networking opportunity.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Karl J.

    Concur with most others here, and quite surprised that the organizers didn't run the most basic vetting on the guys hosting the event.

    I realized within the first ten minutes that this was not what I thought I signed up for. Ensuing google search on my phone in the next five minutes quickly revealed what they were about (related google search on "Ed Barsano" includes "Ed Barsano Scam", which leads you to an Arizona docket from last year on their practice). Also they seem to be run as MLM (multi level marketing aka pyramid, whether legal or illegal). It was time to jet the hell out.

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yah, audience plants and the whole nine yards!

      1 · March 12, 2013

  • carlos manuel m.

    No good

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Lil A.

    Ed Barsano was amazing. He has completely rewritten trading as we know it. Five million lines of code. If you missed Ed you missed the best part of the evening.

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I took a quick look at some demo videos. MLM/scam/veracity aside, it looked like a big MFC desktop application, and I have no idea why he needed 5 million lines of code to write an automated trader, that seems like 4.8 million too many.

      3 · March 12, 2013

  • Asher B.

    @LIL If "ED" is so amazing. And wrote 5 million lines of code. He should be talented enough to create his own meetup group -- Not that hard. I'm sure the people at meetup can help. YOU SHOULD BE ...... never mind. Its not worth my time.

    2 · March 12, 2013

  • Sriram S.

    Sorry, cannot make it today.

    March 12, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Congrats! Tonights meetup is one of the most popular in #NYC today!
    -G. / http://bit.ly/YYfTpx

    March 12, 2013

    • Lil A.

      We need a bigger venue! UGH :)

      March 12, 2013

  • Leela Krishna K

    Can't attend, please post video or slides, thx

    March 12, 2013

  • Sandeep

    Would be coming from NYC Penn Station, Subway towards Jamaica Center - Parsons/Archer is fine or is there any other way to reach the destination?

    March 12, 2013

    • GLEN B.

      E train to 51/53 street and Lexington Station...walk down Lexington to 47/48 street

      March 12, 2013

  • Nilesh P.

    Will I be seated?

    March 11, 2013

    • Lil A.

      There are no reserved seats persay but you are on the RSVP list and unless you arrive late you will be seated. Thanks

      March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a fee?

    March 10, 2013

    • Lil A.

      Anyone who RSVPd prior to 2/27 is on a list of which you are one and will be seated. We are over capacity so it will still be best to arrive on the early side. Thanks!

      March 11, 2013

    • Sandeep

      ok thanks!

      March 11, 2013

  • Alim S. G.

    Freeing up a spot - can't make it.

    March 11, 2013

  • Janu

    may be

    March 9, 2013

  • Lil A.

    Can't wait to learn about the 5 million lines of code Ed wrote to create the only fully robotic trading software. Crazy stuff!

    March 9, 2013

  • Dragos C.

    Dragos

    March 6, 2013

  • Roberto S.

    Looking forward

    March 6, 2013

  • Dom P.

    I would love to attend. Thank you Dom Pascual, Esq.

    March 6, 2013

  • marjie

    Waiting list...

    March 3, 2013

  • Lil A.

    Hey Doug, RSVP so we can count you in. Space will be limited!!

    February 27, 2013

    • Doug T.

      I'm in! Save my seat please.

      February 27, 2013

  • Doug T.

    Will be there! My Robot is kicking butt!

    February 26, 2013

  • Jenna K.

    Looking forward to it!!

    February 26, 2013

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