Hackerspace Gent

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

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.

Need help?

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!

Contact us

Visit us

Thursday evening is our social evening. Pop in to see what we're all about, have a chat, work on your projects and make nerdy friends!

Visit us

Join us!

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..

Read More

What people do
in HSG

Projects born
in HSG

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'.