Hackerspace Gent

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

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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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.