I am considering to start an algo-trading with interactive broker (IB). I have a relative good knowledge in math but not in finance or programming. Recently, I found that Quantopian is a good place to offer live trading with IB. Although it provides limited data access, for instance no historical option price etc., it seems to be still quite descent place for a starter in this field. Does anybody have real experience and give your opinion, in particular,
(1) Is it reliable platform for a simple stock trading strategy for real money trading via IB?
(2) Is there any better platform to start with for algo-trading?