3-4-5 September 2021

To celebrate hackerspace.gent and the hacker community once a year, we organize the "Newline" hacker conference in the spring. A newline character marks the end of a line and moves the cursor to the next one. It's a sign of progress and it gives you a whole new line to be filled. Lets join for some short accessible talks, warm food, cold beer and Club Mate. Why would you come? Glad you asked. It is an excellent opportunity to learn cool stuff and meet new people.
It's peer-organised, free (as in access and in speech) and, quite frankly, we'd love you to show up.

the 1010th edition

We're kidding, thats binary for "10".

For the 10th year, 30+ volunteers are preparing the gathering that is Newline. In that 10 years the hackerspace has grown, shrunk, grown, shrunk and grown again. Friends have been made, enemies have been liquidated (jk). People have learned, shared, loved..., anything can happen at Newline.

The 10th edition - or the 1010th edition if you prefer binary notation (and some software developers do) - takes place in our jubilee year. We aim to make this a special one, and will try to do some stunts to make it unforgettable

Get your nerd out.

With great Newline comes great responsibility.

The hacker community is a diverse one. We welcome people from all walks of life, and we promote mutual respect. Whether you identify as a grape, wear a tail or are a time traveller, feel welcome! Anything goes. Come talk about your ketchup addiction, show off your ballet moves or come tell us why you should be the next president of the cheese club.

We are an open forum, a listening audience. We love technology but we sure would also love to learn more about any kind of hobby you might have. If you need space or resources or a room filled with people, just let us know through the participation form.


A unique event

In a unique environment

Newline 2021 will take place in and around the building that houses the hackerspace of Ghent: Blekerijstraat 75, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

You can reach us easily:

Warning! To improve air quality, the inner city of Ghent is considered as a low emission zone (LEZ). A vehicle with a foreign number plate must always be registered. Check your vehicle here and register.

The covid

We're planning a virus free event here..
Ofcourse like everyone we have to apply covid rules and regulations for events. Masking is required in many places throughout the event and proof of (full) vaccination or a recent negative covid test is required.

To make this a little less invasive to your privacy, we are using the "Covid Safe Ticket" scan functionality of the CovidScan app, which only shows a green or red light upon scanning the EU digital COVID Certificate. The limited private information in the QR-code is not shown to us.

We are really sorry if these regulations mean we won't see you at this years event.
For more information about the covid regulations, please contact info@hackerspace.gent


It takes real planning to organize this kind of chaos.

Some of the submitted talks and workshops

We'll have talks or workshops of the following things and more:
LED strips everywhere!
Arduino for total newbies.
Learn to solder with ArduTouch music synthesizer kit
KiCad intro
Hacking a biometric access control device
Why the f/ would you bring kids to a hackerspace?
Help, my datacenter is on fire
An introduction to bondage (tying people, not parcels)
Parsing formal languages with PyParsing
Nintendo hacking
Tiny music from the videocard
FPGAs: Games of future past
Starting a business in Belgium without wearing pants
Surface mount soldering for beginners
And much more..
Click here and check it out...

Prepare for launch...


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