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Eric Pulier Provides Inspiration to the next Generation of Tech Professionals


Accomplishments are important. It’s a rare person who doesn’t want to leave some mark on the world. It’s even better if that mark can improve the quality of life for people. But accomplishments are also important in terms of setting the stage for the next generation. The absolute ideal that people should strive for is to leave a lasting impression that inspires people. While there’s some great examples of this in every field, the technological revolution has created some outstanding heroes. One of those who’s inspiring future generations is named Eric Pulier.


One of the most significant reasons for this is that he’s not only a leading figure in the technological landscape. He’s also someone who had his start in childhood. Pulier began programming in the earliest days of home computing. He began it in earnest all the way back in 4th grade. He already had a small business based on his database software by the time he graduated high school. This sets up a great example to kids about the ways in which one can push forward in self education even if the resources aren’t there in a more official way. Computing was young enough at that point that Pulier had to teach himself. And by the time he arrived at college he’d already had a huge head start.


That head start allowed him a chance to diversify his academic focus. He was able to learn a lot about a wide variety of subjects at Harvard. In fact, he ended up graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature. This provided a strong background in both literature and technology. He leveraged this into a company called People Doing Things. Much like his academic background, the company focused on two facets of everyday life. It looked at ways in which technology could help healthcare and education. He’s also worked to help lift up children who suffer from a variety of chronic illnesses. His life offers up countless examples of this dual interest. He’s fascinated by technology, but wants to use it to help people live a full and happy life. All of this makes for the perfect role model for any young person who wants to reach their full potential.


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