Hackerspace Gent

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


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