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.
Hogwarts house: Muggle
TylerTyler Ortman, Vice President and Senior Editor
Tyler likes hot sauce, binder clips, and editing in red pen.
Office pet peeve: Fake grammar rules.
Hogwarts house: Gryffindor
NancyNancy Davis, Vice President and Associate Publisher
Nancy likes black tea, pimento cheese, wine, reading mysteries, islands, kayaking, cartwheels, and chocolate.
Office pet peeve: Cat stealing my chair.
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
Liz Chadwick, Editor
Liz likes Californian sunshine, beer, gummy tummies, and novels with detestable protagonists.
Office pet peeve: Dry typing hands.
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
JanJan Cash, Associate Editor
Jan likes dogs, tea, and translations.
Office pet peeve: Lavender soap.
Hogwarts house: Slytherin
AnnieAnnie Choi, Associate Editor
Annie likes watching dogs play at the dog park.
Office pet peeve: Personal fragrance.
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
ZachZach Lebowski, Editorial Assistant
Zach likes detective fiction, rock n' roll music, and strong, black coffee.
Office pet peeve: Squeaky chairs.
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
SerenaSerena Yang, Production Manager
Serena likes space operas, jjajangmyun, musicals, and even numbers.
Office pet peeve: Drafty work areas.
Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff
LaurelLaurel Chun, Senior Production Editor
Laurel likes spicy food, thrift shop bric-a-brac, and untranslatable words.
Office pet peeve: When no one throws away chip bags full of crumbs.
Hogwarts house: Slytherin
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.
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
JanelleJanelle Ludowise, Associate Production Editor
Janelle likes hot cups of tea, public libraries, folklore, evolutionary theory, bunnies, and making obscure references.
Office pet peeve: Poor lighting.
Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff
MegMeg Sneeringer, Associate Production Editor
Meg likes Pleistocene megafauna, sequins, and ballet.
Office pet peeve: Being cold.
Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff
MimiMimi Heft, Design Manager
Mimi likes singing and songwriting, baking pies, standing in a downpour, playing with typography, and reading aloud from her collection of Pantone® color swatch books.
Office pet peeve: Finding recyclables in the trash.
Hogwarts house: Slytherin
RachelRachel Barry, Director of Sales & Marketing
Rachel likes notebooks, cats, sumo oranges, visiting indie bookstores & typographic t-shirts.
Office pet peeve: Stale rubber bands
Hogwarts house: Gryffindor
AmandaAmanda Hariri, Assistant Marketing Manager
Amanda likes coast redwoods, airports, retrofuturism, Chick-fil-A sauce, medical jargon, awkward animals, all pie, and being cheeky.
Office pet peeve: Tepid coffee.
Hogwarts house: Slytherin
RhiannonRhiannon Elliott, Marketing Associate
Rhiannon likes video games, hiking, sushi, iced coffee, coding with CSS, and typography.
Office pet peeve: Strong perfume/cologne.
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
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.
Hogwarts house: ?
RachaelRachael Terry, Office Manager
Rachael likes retro video games, French new wave films, horticulture, funky bass lines, and the art of Renè Magritte.
Office pet peeve: Dusty surfaces
Hogwarts house: Gryffindor