2-3-4 October 2020*

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.

* This is the temporary date, to be confirmed 5 April or after.

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..., and one guy programming LED strips almost died last year. No need to tell that 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 2020 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.


It takes real planning to organize this kind of chaos.

If you are wondering why there is no detailed schedule yet..

It's because we are looking for passionate people that want to share their knowledge and experience! Fill in our CFP!

Implant party

Whether it's biohacking or not can be disputed. But it is a fact that new technologies are available at our fingertips, literally! Because some people would like to implant a magnet, RFID or NFC chip into their hands, we will have a certified party to come and place them! Depending on popularity the price will be 100-200 euro's. Come back later for more details or contact us! I'm interested!

Some of the submitted talks and workshops

We'll have talks or workshops of the following things and more:
Moral arguments for Vegetarianism,
Podman, Buildah. Is Docker dead?,
DNA Extraction Workshop,
Glow-in-the-dark art workshop,
Online streaming using Kodi,
Hacking Wi-Fi IoT devices (installing your own custom firmware),
Pwning biometric access controls,
Getting started with openstreetmap,
Introduction to KiCad,
C3 HSBE Meetup,
soldering workshop,
micropython, ...

Prepare for launch...


3,2,1,... LIFTOFF !

  • Presentations & Talks
  • Workshops
  • Lightning Talks
  • Beer & Social


  • Presentations & Talks
  • Workshops
  • Beer & Social

Optional activities

Will maybe take place, depending on generated interest.

Belgian Championship Heads or Tails

Only once before the Championship Heads or Tails took place, in 2015. We aim to continue this tradition in 2020. It is a celebration of randomness and useless statistics, so let's do it! I'm interested!

Nice! Lets chip you!
Please send an e-mail to rfid@hackerspace.gent to let us know! We'll contact you!

Capture the flag

If you need to hack, you hack! So lets (try to) hack our CTF setup.


Because we can't do it alone.
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My primary goal of hacking was the intellectual curiosity, the seduction of adventure.