Jul 12, 2019
Hey there, I’m Wesley Coakley; I’m a Software Engineer at NVIDIA and an undergraduate of N.C. State with a background in Computer / Electrical Engineering (dual degree) and a minor in Mathematics. I love to architect and design cutting-edge software and hope to have a positive impact through my work on datacenters everywhere.
I am intermediately fluent in Japanese (I can speak / read / write well but many things are still are over my head) and have studied at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan; I study some every day and hope to pass JLPT-N1 as soon as I am allowed to take the exam. I really, really enjoy learning and this is one of several outlets for me to express this passion.
My professional expertise is in OSI Layer 3 Routing, specifically writing software in the control-plane for switches and Linux routers. I am pretty handy with a torque wrench too.
I find it really easy to write about the things I’m passionate about… I’ll often write about things like:
- Software / hardware engineering
- Systems organization
- Web communities
When I’m not writing I like to read; 19th century philosophy and modernist literature are some of my favorite genres.
My Favorite Things
Since this is a personal page I think these get a mention as well… even though these are things I like to do I seldom write about them:
- Cooking (for myself, for friends)
- Exercising / running
- Spending time with my boyfriend
- Drinking coffee
In my day-to-day living I try to focus on things which have a positive impact on my life while minimizing the time I spend doing neutral or unhelpful things; this effort and outlook has shaped my work-ethic and personality for the better (I hope!) and enables me to do the things I love, both at work and at home.