My name is David Bergstrom, and I am the guy behind the Build Alpha software. I have spent many years trading but also researching, building, testing, and implementing market-making and trading strategies for a high frequency trading firm, a handful of CTAs, individual clients, registered money managers, and even aspiring individual traders. I am a self taught programmer who uses C++, C#, Python, Perl, Java and even TradeStation's EasyLanguage. Most of my experience has led me to a series of repeatable processes to find, create, test, and implement trading ideas. Build Alpha is the ever growing aggregate of this process from start to finish.