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 are you studying?
I am currently studying at Wilfrid Laurier with a dual focus in Computer Science and Business.
What makes you passionate about innovation and technology?
What makes me passionate about innovation and technology is the possibilities that it provides. With technology be an ever growing part of society nowadays, it’s fascinating to think about what can be achieved with a strong passion and a strong desire to learn and adapt.
If you were to go back in time and have dinner with any person who would it be and why?
If I had the possibility of having dinner with any person in the past, it would most likely have to be Bruce Lee. His way of thinking and his take on life and learning to not only grow as a person but also as a martial artist is something that has always astounded me.
What is your favorite spot to eat or drink in Toronto?
I went to an amazing Indian restaurant named Little India. That place is the bomb!
What is the most interesting part of your job?
The most interesting part of this job is definitely the amount of things that I could possibly be working on and learning. Keeping me on my toes in a relaxed and proactive environment is always thrilling!
What song do you secretly belt out in the car or shower when nobody is listening?
At the moment, I really enjoy listening to the song Power Trip by J.Cole in the car regardless of whose in the car.
You win the lottery tonight, what is the first luxury item you buy yourself?
The first luxury item I would buy myself would probably be a nice, juicy piece of steak. Definitely some of that Wagyu or Kobe beef.
What is your favorite mobile app?
I would probably have to say messenger or snapchat. For their convenience and their ability to keep me updated and in touch with friends.
Last book read?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Guilty pleasure would probably have to be eating a whole bag of chips in a day.
What is in your ultimate grilled cheese?
There would probably have to be a mixture of like meat and peppers and a little bit of spice in the grilled cheese!
What makes it great to work at ZGL?
So far, the people here are really fun to be around and the environment is very open and exciting as it fills you with a sense of freedom to innovate and be inspired to try new things!
If you weren’t doing this what would your dream job be?
I’m not sure yet haha! This seems like a really cool place so I’m not sure if there will be a cooler place to work at!
What is the next item on your bucket list?
Going to Japan with my girlfriend so I can take in the sights and try all the delicious foods they have to offer!