Hackerspace Gent

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

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'.