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TakeOver Conference

This semester the co-op students at Zero Gravity Labs attended TribalScale's TakeOver Innovation Conference and shared their takeaways here.   Welcome To TakeOver   This summer, the co-op students at Zero Gravity Labs had the chance to attend TribalScale’s second TakeOver Innovation conference. The conference was a day long, and featured exceptional speakers from a variety of organizations. They ran enlightening talks, workshops, and demos throughout the entire day,...

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Women In STEM Panel

This post comes courtesy of Aysha Cotterill one of this term's co-op students at Zero Gravity Labs.   A Women In STEM Panel On July 20th, the LoyaltyOne co-ops (including the four co-ops who work at Zero Gravity Labs) gathered for a casual panel and pizza lunch at the main office. The topic? Women working in STEM. The student-organized event featured Megha Bettadpur, Sorren Isler, and Maria D’Angelo,...

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My name is Sylvester and I'm a student at the University of Toronto working towards my Master's degree, and my research deals with applying machine learning to medical image processing. I first heard about Zero Gravity Labs (ZGL) when I was five years old and my mother was telling me a story about how it changed her life. Wait sorry maybe she was talking about...

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Anders Lam

As a new co-op student at  Zero Gravity Labs Anders Lam is working across both technology and business with ZGL. A martial arts expert Anders brings his inquisitive mind and intellectual curiosity to Zero Gravity as he explores across the world of Machine Learning, IoT and Augmented Reality. So lets chat with our newest co-op student, Anders Lam.   Where do you go to school and what...

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Tuning Spark

Given the proven power and capability of Apache Spark for large-scale data processing, we use Spark on a regular basis here at ZGL. To write Spark code that will execute efficiently, it is extremely important to be aware of a set of tuning consideration and tricks. Unlike many other blog posts on Spark tuning, this post is intended to provide a concise checklist of such...

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Tie

I recently wrote about our philosophy of Hiring People over Skills at Zero Gravity Labs and was very encouraged by the feedback I received, so wanted to follow with the next part of the story and tell you a bit about what it’s  like to work at ZGL and our leadership on demand model that is emerging.   Flat Structure Is A Term Used But Rarely Actioned   Many...

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