Hackerspace Gent

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


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