Participate! Poster Location Program 2018
Friday 26/04
 general 26-04-2019 17:00 - 00:00 : Retro games, arcade, movie and music night

We'll set up some old consoles, arcades and have fun!

Saturday 27/04
 talk 27-04-2019 10:00 - 10:15 : Welcome!

An introduction to the Hackerspace and Newline!

Sunday 28/04
Time Unknown
 talk xx:xx - xx:xx : Debian packaging for absolute beginners

An introduction to making Debian packages, starting from just a tarball. We'll go over Debian policy, so that your packages fit into the rest of the system nicely, using debconf to configure your package at install time, and how to maintain your changes to an upstream source package

 talk xx:xx - xx:xx : Home Assistant

Presenting our implementations of home assistant and related home automation stuff

 talk xx:xx - xx:xx : Wireless Belgium

 talk xx:xx - xx:xx : Art of the Algorithms

Ever witnessed a program doing something you couldn't believe was possible? Amazed by ShaderToy experiments or people misusing hardware bugs in computers from the 80s? Do you want to participate, but don't know where to start? This presentation gives a broad overview of the demoscene, both technically and socially, and gives a few pointers on where to start making demos yourself.

 talk xx:xx - xx:xx : Lightning Talks

 workshop xx:xx - xx:xx : OsmAnd: tweaking the routing engine parameters

The OsmAnd routing engine takes in an XML-file which describes your preferences. We can change some parameters to have routing which answers your needs more.

 workshop xx:xx - xx:xx : OpenStreetMap on your phone: OsmAnd

Get out your (Android) phone, I'll show you around the most useful functions of the OsmAnd-app.

 talk xx:xx - xx:xx : OpenStreetMap: what is it and how do I contribute?

This talk gives a basic introduction on OpenStreetMap - a bit of history, comparison with other map providers, ... We end with a look into the data model and how you can contribute as well to add your favourite venues.

 workshop xx:xx - xx:xx : Sewing workshop for beginners

In this workshop we will be make Sasha. The cat has a soft snout, belly and stripes. She has velcro on both sides. If you loose the velcro, the cat becomes a pillow. The tail is inspired by Kiwi's tail. You can make the cat in the color 'Black' or 'Summer'. No sewing experience required!

 workshop xx:xx - xx:xx : Making a PC 4K intro

This workshop introduces the basics on rendering graphics using a fragment-shader approach (GLSL), the basics of audio synthesis, and executable compression. The shader part will be coded live, and participants are encouraged to code along as well, using Bonzomatic. (PLEASE INSTALL THIS BEFORE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP)

 talk xx:xx - xx:xx : Technologische Soevereiniteit 2 - Het Boek

This is a dutch 'promo'-talk to introduce the writings of the 'sobtec2'-book into the dutch language domain. Besides a short intro into the theme and the various resulting essays, we'll discuss experiences gathered during the translation process, the printing phase and of publishing an actual book.

 workshop xx:xx - xx:xx : Introduction to programming for absolute beginners with Python

We will cover the very basics to get started with programming and write a few programs together. If you have a laptop, please bring it with you. If you don't, then please let us know and we'll organise one for you.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Price?

    Free! We do sell drinks.

  • Can I bring my own food?

    Yes, but we also provide snacks and warm meals (meat/vegetarian)

  • Where can I sleep?

    Send us a mail at and we'll tell you about some options (free/cheap/...)

  • Where is Newline and how do I get there?

    Location: our hackerspace, see the homepage for more information.
    Multiple busses and trams at walking distance.
    10 minutes walking from Ghent Dampoort train station.
    Parking: in the streets nearby, free after 19h and on Sundays.
    Look for the signs once you're at number 75.