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Post Status Upgrade: Zen and the Art of Lockpicking

Lock picking

May 5 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CST

Learn to open locks, as well as your mind in this one-hour workshop on May 5th, 2022. Patchstack‘s Security Advocate, Robert Rowley, will explain the basics of lock picking in this talk before going deeper and sharing a few stories that relate the art of lock picking to life.

Sponsored by StellarWP

Get your own lock picks and learn to use them! πŸ”“

The beginning of this interactive presentation will teach you to pick some practice locks before the end of the session. Even if you have no prior experience with lock picking! It's guaranteed fun, but you'll learn how to handle frustration as well as joy.

While you're learning to pick a lock, Robert will answer any questions you have. He'll share stories about emotional intelligence and the life cycle of skill practice from the beginner's mind to the expert's. You'll laugh at some entertaining mishaps Robert has had with lock picks.

This will be a hands-on workshop where you will learn the basics of lock picking.

You will need lock picks and a practice padlock to participate. If you already have a pick set or are familiar with picking locks, you are welcome to join. If you don't have lock picks, Patchstack will send you a pick set and practice locks for free if you're among the lucky first 12 Post Status members to register! There will be a deadline for these kits to be shipped out in time, as well as some possible legal restrictions!*

Sign up ASAP to reserve your spot for this event!

Robert Rowley
Robert Rowley

Robert Rowley is Patchstack‘s Security Advocate and has been picking locks since 2004. Between 2016 and 2019 Robert ran a retreat for his information security friends and colleagues called Disconnect Camp. This is where he first combined skills like lock picking with reflection on mental health, wellness, skill development and more.

*Please check out a list of local US state laws about possession of lock picks here: https://toool.us/laws.html your shipping address will need to be in a “green” state for us to ship you the package. Participants in other countries will have their local laws reviewed before we ship any items.