Hackerspace Gent

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


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 aren't. These are people who get a kick out of breaking into computers for unethical purposes. Unfortunately, some media have been fooled into using the word ‘hacker’ to describe people we do not 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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Thursday evening is our social evening. Pop in to see what we're all about, have a chat, work on your projects and make nerdy friends!

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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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Taking what is, learning to the best of my ability, and eventually sharing it. That's hacking.

Mitch Altman