Hi, I'm Wesley, also known as wesl-ee.

I work at Nasdaq in concert with the Digital Assets team here to build a platform for custodians to manage, deposit and withdraw Digital Money on distributed ledgers.

Previously I developed a perpetual futures exchange based on a vAMM model with Levana on the Terra blockchain shortly before the collapse of Terra's native UST stablecoin.

Before this I worked as a Software Engineer in NVIDIA's Networking Business Unit (NBU). I graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and another B.S. in Electrical Engineering. I also accidentally took enough courses during my college tenure to collect my minor in mathematics on the way out the door.


I am a digital native; I believe Digital Money is the future. I run an On-Prem Home Lab Kubernetes cluster which hosts this website and many other services. I am building a generally available P2P network called HooYa! which already hosts all of the images on this website.

New software I write these days is typically in Rust but I have a strong background in Go and C++. The technologies I use beyond these languages are too many to mention. My personal code is available from my Github.


Within and without the above tech I maintain my hobbies.

My daily-driver is a '97 BMW 318ti which I maintain to its factory specification. This car is older than me yet somehow still runs; I am its only mechanic.

I am fluent in Japanese; I studied at Sophia University in Tōkyō, Japan; continuing my Japanese study is one of several outlets for me to express my passion for learning.

My aesthetics are important to me; I am in the gym and lifting more days than I am not.

Other things I love:

Most of the day I exist in my Workspace.

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