Hackerspace Gent

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

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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