Lockpick Village was an interesting event held at BarCamp4. They had several locks and a multitude of tools to pick them with. This was a hands on experience that culminated with a ‘test’ at the end. If you chose to take the challenge you were tasked with escaping from a blowup doll. You had to pick a lock, knock the blowup doll out and then pick three more locks in five minutes. Impossible for new people; right? Wrong! I had never tried to pick a lock before in my life, but managed to pick all four locks (and kick the doll for holding me captive) in 80 seconds. Yes, that was 80 seconds. I certainly do not feel all that good about the locks on my doors anymore.
At the time I left BarCamp my time was the best time of the day… it even beat the person who was doing the demonstration by two seconds. Perhaps it was the power of my Ubuntu shirt and hat that powered me to such a time.