Eric Pulier – The Computer Genius with a Heart for Philanthropy
Eric Pulier is from Teaneck, New Jersey. Ever since he was in the fourth grade, he was actively working on his computer programming skills. In fact, when he was in high school, he started his first database computing company. His impressive efforts allowed him the opportunity to study at Harvard University in 1984 as an English and American Literature major.
Once Pulier completed his studies at Harvard, he moved to Los Angeles and worked on founding yet another company called People Doing Things, which approached solving societal issues through the use of technology. An example of the issues that were addressed in his firm were in relation to health care and education. Due to the company’s success, Eric Pulier was able to found a subsequent company called Digital Evolution in 1994. Several years later the company merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998. Throughout his time with these companies Pulier worked very hard to create a forum for chronically ill patients to blog and share like experiences. This forum was called Starbright World.
Pulier’s sensational efforts made him the natural pick in 1997 for the head of the effort to both create and execute the Presidential Technology Exhibition. Additionally, what is remarkable about Pulier’s success is that he also dedicates his resources and time to charity. Pulier is an active donor to The Painted Turtle, which is a camp for children with chronic illnesses and the X-Prize Foundation, which is an organization that creates challenges to solve the greatest issues that face humanity.
Through Pulier’s technological skill and generous sprit, he has made a great difference on the world around him. It will be a pleasure to see what technological advances and charitable organizations that Pulier will influence in the many years to come.