Hackerspace Gent

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

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'.