No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — distinctive books on computing, such as bestsellers Steal This Computer Book, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Practical Packet Analysis, and The Manga Guides. We focus on open source/Linux, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and science and math. Our titles have personality and attitude, our authors are passionate about their subjects, and we read and edit every book that bears our name. Our goal is to make computing accessible to technophile and novice alike, and our readers appreciate our straightforward presentation and fearless approach to the complex world of technology. No Starch Press titles have been included in the prestigious Communication Arts Design Annual and STEP inside 100 competition, and have won the Independent Publisher Book Award (the "IPPYs") from Independent Publisher magazine.
San Francisco-based No Starch Press was founded in 1994 by William Pollock, who brings more than 20 years of publishing industry experience to the company. Prior to launching No Starch Press, Pollock worked in professional reference, scientific, college and trade publishing, and was a co-founder of computer book publisher Apress. Pollock remains an active editor and works closely with most of our authors.
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MEET OUR STAFF!
Bill Pollock, Big Fish
Bill likes playing the piano, being a general contractor, and watching his son solder stuff.
Office pet peeve: Water pipes full of lead.
Leigh Poehler, Business Manager
Leigh likes fruit, trash separation, and guitar solos.
Office pet peeve: Inefficiently-loaded dishwashers.
Tyler Ortman, Editor
Tyler likes hot sauce, binder clips, and editing in red pen.
Office pet peeve: Fake grammar rules.
Jennifer Griffith-Delgado, Editorial Assistant
Jennifer likes anime, video games, making props, and pointing at things with a sonic screwdriver.
Office pet peeve: When a word processor decides to eat images and garble formatting for no perceivable reason.
Seph Kramer, Editorial Assistant
Seph likes fancy beer and low-brow television.
Office pet peeve: Labels that are too sticky.
Serena Yang, Production Manager
Serena likes space operas, jjajangmyun, musicals, and even numbers.
Office pet peeve: Office furniture that is decidedly not ergonomic and obviously designed with taller people in mind.
Riley Hoffman, Production Editor
Riley grew up on a dirt road in Michigan. She likes reading, singing, and looking things up in reference books.
Office pet peeve: When people go home without shutting things down.
Alison Law, Production Editor
Alison likes nineteenth-century novels, pine trees, ballet, coffee, and reading the OED.
Office pet peeve: When clean dishes aren't actually clean.
Laurel Chun, Associate Production Editor
Laurel likes British television, fancy teas, sriracha, science fiction, graphic novels, psychopathology, thrift shop bric-a-brac, and untranslatable words.
Office pet peeve: Not being able to find a pen that works.
Ryan Byarlay, Graphic Designer
Ryan enjoys building things, biking, and movies most people generally consider as horrible.
Office pet peeve: Boring music.
Lisa Ng, Marketing and Sales Associate
Lisa likes adrenaline-inducing activities, vagabond-style travel, coffee shops, and climbing stuff.
Office pet peeve: Drafty rooms.
KC Crowell, Marketing Assistant
KC likes fancy espresso, picking stuff up with bridge cranes, and San Francisco history.
Office pet peeve: Cold coffee in the coffee pot.
Anna Smith, Administrative Assistant
Anna likes comics, vintage clothes, looking at other people's homes, mermaids, and anything with an egg on it.
Office pet peeve: Mouse-related hand cramps.
Ming Choi, Customer Service
Ming enjoys movies, books, comics, TV, video games, the Internet, and writing.
Office pet peeve: When things don't work how they're supposed to.