Hackerspace Gent

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

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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My primary goal of hacking was the intellectual curiosity, the seduction of adventure.