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Innovation

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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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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Google Home

From No Usage (When I Ruled The Thermostat)   I’m nerdy, lets just get that out of the way. One of the things that I was most excited by when I got a house was the fact that I could put in a Nest thermostat and turn it into a smart home. Oh how I enjoyed checking the temperature a hundred times a day. Then we added an indoor...

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Bike Share

Dropbike is a new bike sharing service that recently debuted in Toronto and I believe it has huge potential to yet again change the way we live and commute in major metropolises.   Unlike most traditional bike share services, Dropbike does not require the bikes to be returned to docking stations. True to the sharing economy that has been driven by companies like AirBnB, as Dropbike puts...

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– Experimenting is about searching for (new) value. Innovating is about creating value, where you take the outputs of the learning from experiments and convert them into ‘outcomes’. And, Scaling is all about systemizing value for yourself, your customers and ecosystem.
(Zevae) M. Zaheer