Hackerspace Gent

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

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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