Our workshop presenters

  1. Lilly ‘Attacus’ Ryan
  2. Jos and Holly
  3. Michael Maynard
  4. Oisin ‘Nomad’ Donohoe
  5. OzSecCon

Workshop details

These workshops must be pre-registered as they are running on Friday only, visit lilreggie to pre-register.
  1. hackergotchi of Lilly ‘Attacus’ Ryan Lilly ‘Attacus’ Ryan

    Workshop Invisibility Workshop

    This all-day, drop-in facial recognition workshop will let you get creative with visual disguise as you try to trick cameras into thinking you’re invisible and stop them from recognising you. Use face paint, reflective tape, masks, wigs, fake beards, and your best ideas to craft an effective disguise in both bright and dark conditions. You’ll learn the basics of how facial detection and recognition systems work, and then it’s up to you to do your best against the workshop recognition systems and the ones you carry in your own pockets.

    Attacus was born 1757 during a full moon. During a long and eventful career, she accidentally became Pope, invented the tricycle, and wrote copy for fortune cookies. She is currently an internet gremlin at Assurance and in her spare time enjoys licking poisonous wallpaper and patting dogs.
  2. hackergotchi of Jos and Holly Jos and Holly

    Workshop Impressioning

    This course will be an introduction to lock impressioning traditional pin tumbler locks for people who are new or who want to practice and improve their skills with Jos and Holly. Participants will be able to practice using provided tools and locks however they are also welcome to bring their own tools if they prefer them.

    Jos is a world-record holder in the field of lock impressioning and a mainstay participant at LockSport events around the world. A long-time member of TOOOL in the Netherlands and a key figure at the Hack42 hackerspace in Arnhem, Jos is the Vice-President of TOOOL.nl and helps to oversee that organization and the LockCon conference. Some people know him as the Dutch Kilt guy. Featured in the New York Times. Voted #2 in the category “Hackers and Security” of the Nerd101-list of VrijNederland June 2015.
  3. hackergotchi of Michael Maynard Michael Maynard

    Workshop A beginners guide to manipulation

    Group two mechanical safe locks have been the industry standard for sixty years. They’re beautiful pieces of engineering but they can be beaten, and with a bit of hard work and practice, you can learn how. This workshop will teach you the absolute basics. After that… it’s just you, your practice lock, and hours spent alone in the spare room with your significant other wondering where the hell you’ve gone…

    Michael Maynard is a full time optometrist and part time lock nerd. He lives in Napier, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. He is interested mostly in mechanical locking systems, and in particular likes reverse engineering commercial products to see what the designers were thinking, and what compromises were made in the design of the lock. He picked his first lock in the 1970’s and hasn’t really stopped since.
  4. hackergotchi of Oisin ‘Nomad’ Donohoe Oisin ‘Nomad’ Donohoe

    Workshop Masterkeying CTF

    Using a bag of tricks and a bit of grey matter participants will be challenged to decode keys from photos that will work a series of locks (photos will be of keys held by various staff). Stage 1 will consist of decoding 8 different keys that work two different ‘areas’ (A and B respectively). Stage 2 will then require participants to use the key codes to find the common patterns.

    Locksmith/semi-professional Macgyver-neer/YouTube and Reddit connoisseur
  5. hackergotchi of OzSecCon OzSecCon

    Workshop Introduction to Lock Picking

    This course will be an introduction to lock picking for people who are new or who want to practice and improve their skills with our instructors present. Participants will be able to practice using provided tools and locks however they are also welcome to bring their own tools if they have.