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No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — bestsellers like Python for Kids, How Linux Works, 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.

No Starch Press, Inc.
245 8th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Phone: 800.420.7240 or +1 415.863.9900 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F, PST)
Fax: +1 415.863.9950
Email: [email protected]


BillBill 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.
TylerTyler Ortman, Editor
Tyler likes hot sauce, binder clips, and editing in red pen.
Office pet peeve: Fake grammar rules.
Liz Chadwick, Editor
Liz likes Californian sunshine, beer, gummy tummies, and novels with detestable protagonists.
Office pet peeve: Dry typing hands.
JanJan Cash, Associate Editor
Jan likes dogs, tea, and translations.
Office pet peeve: Lavender soap.
AnnieAnnie Choi, Associate Editor
Annie likes watching dogs play at the dog park, scary movies, and Victorian novels.
Office pet peeve: Cold drafts.
ZachZach Lebowski, Editorial Assistant
Zach likes detective fiction, rock n' roll music, and strong, black coffee.
Office pet peeve: Squeaky chairs.
SerenaSerena Yang, Production Manager
Serena likes space operas, jjajangmyun, musicals, and even numbers.
Office pet peeve: Drafty work areas.
RileyRiley 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.
LaurelLaurel Chun, 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.
JanelleJanelle Ludowise, Associate Production Editor
Janelle likes hot cups of tea, public libraries, folklore, evolutionary theory, bunnies, and making obscure references.
Office pet peeve: When things aren't where they belong.
MegMeg Sneeringer, Associate Production Editor
Meg likes Pleistocene megafauna, sequins, and ballet.
Office pet peeve: Accidentally closing the wrong file.
MaxMax Burger, Junior Designer
Max likes Sci-Fi, good local coffee, comics, manga, video games, teaching himself new things, and his Mac.
Office pet peeve: Bad design and type setting.
AmandaAmanda Hariri, Marketing Associate
Amanda likes coast redwoods, airports, making up idioms, retrofuturism, Chick-fil-A sauce, medical jargon, awkward animals, all pie, and being cheeky.
Office pet peeve: Tepid coffee.
JuliaJulia Borden, Rights & Sales Manager
Julia likes nature, cocktails, soul music, and Vietnamese food.
Office pet peeve: Stinky lunches.
MingMing 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.