In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Richard is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend, Big Head, pompous Gilfoyle and dry-witted Dinesh. These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich, a self-satisfied dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – as long as he gets a ten percent stake in their projects.
Series Fun Facts
- The middle-out compression algorithm that Pied Piper uses on the show might actually become the basis of a new theory that could truly revolutionize data compression in the real world.
- Zach Woods & Thomas Middleditch have previously appeared in The Office, but have never appeared together on screen. They guest starred in season 9 of the show.
- The principal cast members have reported that they often get pitched for actual apps by Sillicon Valley entrepreneurs when they're spotted in public.