Hackerspace Gent

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

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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