Hackerspace Gent

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

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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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..

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Oh 't ain't what you do it's the place that you do it. 'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it.
'T ain't what you do it's the way that you do it. That's what gets results.