Hackerspace Gent

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

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'.