Eric Pulier, an entrepreneur based in the city of Los Angeles, California, has been focusing on being an author and a philanthropist lately. A Teaneck, New Jersey native, he started to engage in computer programming when he was in the fourth grade and established a database computer company when he was still in high school. He attended college at Harvard University where he majored in English and American literature, and became an editor for The Harvard Crimson, where he would also occasionally write his own column. He was also taking classes at the nearby MIT, and in 1988, he graduated as magna cum laude.
He moved to California in 1991, and decided to stay in Los Angeles, where he established a company that was addressing education, healthcare, and other issues with the aid of technology. He named his company People Doing Things, or PDT for short. Three years later, he established another tech company which is sort of an interactive agency and named it Digital Evolution. This company made a deal with US Interactive LLC and then later on merged into one giant tech company, back in 1998. With his skills in programming, Eric Pulier has led the effort to create Starbright World, which is a private social network that is designed for children with chronic illness where they can communicate with others who are having the same experiences. He also participated in the Presidential Technology Exhibition held in Washington, D.C. with the theme “The Bridge to the 21st Century”, and after the exhibition’s run, he decided to participate in a forum for health care and technology hosted by then Vice President Al Gore. Aside from his two earlier companies, Eric Pulier also founded a number of other ventures, especially in the field of technology – Desktone, Media Platform and Akana among others.
Whenever he feels like taking a break, one can find Eric Pulier writing or authoring something, and the most notable work under his name was a book he co-authored, entitled “Understanding Enterprise SOA”, which is a book about service oriented architecture. He is also giving back to the society through his philanthropic works, notably being a donor to foundations, charities, and non-government organizations.