Conferences and Events


ShmooCon | Washington, DC | January 13 – 15, 2017

ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind. The next two days bring three tracks: Build It, Belay It, and Bring It On.

Visit the No Starch Press table in the vendor area to browse our books and take an exclusive look at forthcoming samples.

Scale 15x | Pasadena, CA | March 2 – 5, 2017

The Southern California Linux Expo (“SCALE”) is sponsored by the Linux Expo of Southern California Inc. SCALE's mission is to provide educational opportunities on the topic of Open Source software. Open Source software is any software that meets the litmus test of the OSI (Open Source Initiative). Examples of OSS are GNU/Linux and the various BSD operating systems, and applications such as LibreOffice and Firefox. The Expo's educational focus is composed of (but not limited to) technical seminars and booths where, among other things, both commercial software and hardware vendors, and local non-profit groups (for example, Linux Users Groups), participate in product display, and software demonstrations and tutorials, respectively.

Visit the No Starch Press table in the vendor area to browse our books and take an exclusive look at forthcoming samples.

The London Book Fair | London, UK | March 14 – 16, 2017

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels, having just celebrated its 45-year anniversary in April, 2016. Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the Fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business.

InfoSec World 17
InfoSec World 2017 | Orlando, FL | April 3 – 5, 2017

WHY ATTEND INFOSEC WORLD 2017? Gain actionable, current information about security challenges and opportunities. Learn about solutions to today’s security problems, from both a strategy and technology perspective. Our world-class speakers are practicing subject matter experts who will share their through-provoking ideas and facilitate productive discussion amongst attendees.

InfoSec World features 7 dynamic tracks so you can completely customize your agenda to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re a top decision maker or in the trenches working to combat cyber threats every day, attend only sessions that are applicable to you and your organization.

The Frankfurt Book Fair | Frankfurt, Germany | October 11 – 15, 2017

The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts and the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new.

InfoSec World
InfoSec World 2016 | Orlando, FL | April 4 – 6, 2016

InfoSec World 2016 will present over 100 industry experts who will share hands-on, practical advice on a range of security topics. From understanding your adversary to learning about the zero-day exploit market to bridging the gap between security and the business, InfoSec World 2016 will offer an opportunity for security professionals to learn something new and test ideas with peers. Join us in Orlando to increase your information security knowledge, and help the security community get one step closer to Unlocking Security's Message.

No Starch Press authors at InfoSec World:

Dave Kennedy, Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide
April 4, 2016 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Georgia Weidman, Penetration Testing
April 4, 2016 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

OSCON 2016
OSCON | Austin, TX | May 16 – 19, 2016

Since 1999, OSCON has brought together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are doing amazing things with open source. It's the place to share new techniques and approaches, proven best practices, and exceptional technical skills. At OSCON 2016, you can go from consumer to contributor of your favorite open source projects and find out how open source can be a strategic advantage for business.


PyCon | Portland, OR | May 30 – June 1, 2016

PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. It is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting Python. Through PyCon, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers.

ATC '15
USENIX ATC '16 | Denver, CO | June 22 – June 24, 2016

The 2016 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC '16) brings together leading systems researchers for cutting-edge systems research and provides unlimited opportunities to gain insight into a variety of must-know topics, including virtualization, system and network management and troubleshooting, cloud computing, security, privacy, and trust, mobile and wireless, and more.

USENIX Security '16
USENIX Security Symposium | Austin, TX | August 10 – 12, 2016

The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks. The 25th USENIX Security Symposium will be held August 10–12, 2016, in Austin, TX.


Hak4Kidz at CircleCityCon | Indianapolis, IN | June 10 – 12, 2016

Hak4Kidz at TechNexus | Chicago, IL | June 25, 2016

Hak4Kidz at BSides Detroit | Detroit, MI | July 16, 2016

Hak4Kidz at GrrCon | Grand Rapids, MI | October 6 – 7, 2016

Hak4Kidz is an event by ethical hackers and Information Security professionals dedicated to bring the educational and communal benefits of hacking conferences to children and young adults. We plan to accomplish this mission by putting our collective expertise and passion on display for the attendees to interact with us at their will. Hands-on educational technical labs, workshops and speaking tracks creates a technological playground for the attendees and parents. For innovation to perpetuate, it’s imperative that today’s young technology users are exposed to the bigger picture of how we got here in order to help realize their potential.


LISA 16 | Boston, MA | December 4 – 9, 2016

USENIX’s Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference—now in its 30th year—is the premier conference for IT operations, where systems engineers, operations professionals, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.


DerbyCon 5.0 "Unity" | Louisville, KY | September 23 – 27 , 2015

Welcome to DerbyCon 5.0 – “Unity”. This is the place where security professionals, hobbyists, and anyone interested in security come to hang out. DerbyCon V will be held September 23-27th, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

Visit the No Starch Press table in the vendor area to browse our books and take an exclusive look at forthcoming samples.

Book signing on Saturday, September 26:

4:00pm: Georgia Weidman
Penetration Testing


BrickCon 2015: MOCking History | Seattle, WA | October 3 – 4 , 2015

Visit the No Starch Press table in the BrickCon vendor area. We'll have our latest LEGO books on sale, samples of forthcoming titles, and will be hosting book signings with Megan H. Rothrock and Tom Alphin.

Book signings on Saturday, October 3:

12:00pm: Megan H. Rothrock
The LEGO Adventure Books

2:00pm: Tom Alphin
The LEGO Architect