Hackerspace Gent

we love tech|we love synthesizers beep boop|we love machine learning|we love cryptography|we love circuit bending|we love soldering|we love digital|we love to hack|we love geeks|we love mechanical keyboards|we love r00t|we love books|we love curiosity|we love blinking leds|we love cats|we love internet|we love tools|we love independence|we love binary|we love 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001|we love to play|we love reducing data exhaust|we love raspberry pi|we love doing things wrong|we love recruiting hackers|we love open source|we love radio|we love NFC implants|we love snowden|we love lasers|we love linux|we love to hack the gibson|we love learning|we love happy little trees|we love anarchy|we love analog|we love responsible disclosure|we love electronics|we love painting|we love math|we love privacy|we love minecraft|we love NFC|we love pretty lights|we love 3D printing|we love bytes|we love knowledge|we love seamless polymer flooring|we love meeting new hackers|we love distributed computing|we love graphs|we love rockets|we love creative chaos|we love fuzzing|we love to hear about your project|we love datums|we love geeks|we love nerds|we love biology|we love smoke|we love club mate|we love ritalin :p|we love geeks|we love bit banging|we love science|we love RFID|we love RFID implants|we love blockchain|we love ham radio|we love the whole EM spectrum|we love bug bounties|we love metasploit|we love python|we love optics|we love access|we love a*|we love retrocomputing|we love space|we love science|we love bbq|we love comedy|we love git|we love arduino|we love experimenting|we love chip implants|we love cad|we love flow|we love blinkenlights|we love neural networks|we love beer|we love philosophy|we love power tools|we love tinkering|we love CTFs|we love **itcoins|we love recursion|we love recursion|we love exploring|welove precision|we love silent disco|we love physics|we love vim|we love machining|we love teaching by example|we love 中文|we love snowden|we love action over words|we love monads|we love DIY books|we love voiding warranties|we love sharing|we love fixing things|we love good opsec|we love board games|we love  kerning|we love virtual private networks|we love breaking things|we love fellow humanoids|we love ISO 8601|we love DIY|we love history|we love biohacking|we love data structures|we love retro games|we love dogs|we love music|we love unicorns|we love nerds|we love microcontrollers|we love RGB|we love ASCII|we love 01100001 01110011 01100011 01101001 01101001|we love engineering|we love learning by doing|we love variable rewards|we love the whole RF spectrum|we love bits|we love mesh networks|we love food hacking|we love technology|

A Place To Call Home

Hackerspace Gent (0x20) is a hackerspace in the wonderful city of Ghent, Belgium. It is a physical space run by a group of people dedicated to various aspects of constructive & creative tinkering. This page is an ever growing resource of information about who we are, what we do, and how you can become a part of all the awesomeness.


Don't worry, we won't break into your computer. The hacker culture is a subculture of individuals who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming the limitations of current technologies to achieve novel and clever outcomes. The culture consists of, but is not limited to: computing, networking, programming, music, gaming, electronics, lock picking, woodworking, robotics, science fiction... However, the defining characteristic of a hacker is not the activities performed themselves, but the manner in which it is done. A hacker is someone who invents, constructs, learns, shares, trains basic skills and is willing to think outside the box to find a creative solution to a problem.

Note: While we hackers are always aiming to be constructive, there is a group of people who loudly call themselves hackers, but have a different motivation. These are people who get a kick out of breaking into computers for unethical purposes. Unfortunately, some media have been using the word ‘hacker’ to describe people we do not necessarily agree with.

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Do you want to learn about science, technology and art? Do you have an awesome idea that you need help with? Or do you simply want a place to share your passion? Hackerspace Ghent gives you the space, knowledge and community you need!

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Hackerspace Ghent is built by people just like you. Read the hackerspace blueprint to understand how we work and how you can become part of it..

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Much of hacking is about understanding systems better than those who built them, and using that knowledge to do what is supposed to be 'impossible'.