Hackerspace Gent

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

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.