Hackerspace Gent

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

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'.