Hackerspace Gent

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