For the most part we all know what lock picking or lock sport is, either we've see it at security con's, talks, or hacker spaces. But maybe we never got a chance to sit down and really have at it. Maybe we bought a set of picks and never really got around to using them. Maybe you know how to pick but just haven't in a while.
What I would like to do is dedicate time and space to the sport that I am so passionate about. I want to set aside a day to give people the place and tools for them to be able to learn and work on those skills. Whether it be there first time or just to brush up on them. I am looking to provide several lock pick trees for people to just go at it and practice, tools in case they didn't bring there own and want to participate. I am also looking to provide guided walk through's and one-on-one time to work on the skills. I would also like to guide people through making picks and taking care of their picks. (something that I teach at our hackerspace)
I don't see this as a fully structured talk but rather a session that people can check into during the day learn a few things or in general just have fun.
One of the few born in Las Vegas, NV in a time when the city was still run by questionable characters and a wild west attitude, I now live in Seattle a place I a proud to call my home. I am a security engineer by trade and a hacker/maker everywhere else.
Outside of work I am a member of the security community and am a part of the staff for Defcon and ShmooCon. I teach lock picking as well as random hacking and maker projects. I am also one of the founders of Black Lodge Research a not for profit Hackerspace and educational workshop.