Hackerspace Gent

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

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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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'.