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.
Tyler Ortman, Editor
Tyler likes hot sauce, binder clips, and editing in red pen.
Office pet peeve: Fake grammar rules.
Liz Chadwick, Associate Editor
Liz likes flat beer, Californian sunshine, novels with detestable protagonists, and Pad Thai.
Office pet peeve: Dry typing hands.
Jan Cash, Editorial Assistant
Jan likes dogs, tea, and translations.
Office pet peeve: Lavender soap.
Serena Yang, Production Manager
Serena likes space operas, jjajangmyun, musicals, and even numbers.
Office pet peeve: Drafty work areas.
Alison Law, Senior 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.
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.
Laurel 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.
Janelle Ludowise, Production Assistant
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.
Anna Morrow, Marketing Manager
Anna likes old movies, classic rock, most books, and all dogs.
Office pet peeve: Tall shelving.
Siobhan Robinson, Marketing Associate
Siobhan likes churros, cuttlefish, books about music, and mangroves.
Office pet peeve: Wet paper towels.
Amanda Hariri, Marketing Assistant
Amanda likes coast redwoods, making up idioms, sirens who lure unsuspecting sailors to their deaths, medical jargon, awkward animals, all pie, and being cheeky.
Office pet peeve: Tepid coffee.
Christina Mitts, Sales and Marketing Assistant
Christina likes modern poetry, quoting Mel Brooks movies, rooftop gardening, and gin cocktails.
Office pet peeve: Noisy snacks.
Julia Borden, Sales Manager
Julia likes nature, cocktails, soul music, and Vietnamese food.
Office pet peeve: Stinky lunches.
Brian Derdiarian, Sales Manager - Retail Market
Brian likes science fiction, building custom electric guitars, Vans Sk8 Hi sneakers, lager, book collecting, and vintage steel road and touring bikes.
Office pet peeve: That guy who sometimes practices indecipherable guitar scales outside our office window.
Caitlin Griffin, Sales Assistant
Caitlin likes big dogs, cheesy pop music, and green tea.
Office pet peeve: Too much AC.
An Ho, Publishing Assistant
An likes books, film noir, trees, orange cats, and chips.
Office pet peeve: Weird lighting.
Alex Lane, Publishing Assistant
Alex likes animals, curry, and fancy pens.
Office pet peeve: When people don't use the Oxford comma.
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.