Defining An Era
When historians of the future reflect back on our current day they will understand us through the lens of the tech industry. Just about everything around us is now the product of the software industry or strongly influenced by it. When people discuss the greatest movers and shakers in the software industry Eric Pulier will stand out from the pack. An unusually precocious child Pulier developed some of his programs while attending the 4th grade. While still in high school he even founded his first software company. These ventures aren’t something he does for his own personal profit. Pulier’s ventures have always kept public service integral to their goals.
The Midas Touch
Just about everything Pulier seems to participate in sees massive success. Since the early 90s he has founded 9 companies offering everything from application programming interfaces to social networks for the chronically ill. This success isn’t surprising given the prominence of Eric Pulier within the Enterprise Industrial Comple. This strong relationship between enterprise buyers and vendors is a defining reality of our modern day. For an example how the Enterprise Industrial Complex works look no further than the example of Youtube. Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim, and Steve Chen created Youtube and then sold it to Google. This model of business is behind many of the greatest advances in software today.
Programming With A Purpose
One of the defining characteristics of Pulier’s career is his commitment to philanthropy. Through Eric Pulier’s career he has used both his software and fortune to help those in need. One of the most important examples of this work is the social network Starbright World. In the mid 90s the Starbright organization contacted Eric Pulier about connecting chronically ill children together. This resulted in the world’s first private social network Starbright World. Predating the likes of Myspace and Facebook Starbright World was a major pioneer in the 90s. The success of this network eventually attracted the attention of Bill Clinton. Through Bill Clinton Eric Pulier became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Here he discusses ways to use technology to tackle the most important issues of our time.
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