Open source showcases

Browse popular repositories based on the topic that interests you most.

Productivity tools

Build software faster with fewer headaches.

Package managers

Across programming languages and platforms, these popular package managers make it easy to distribute reusable libraries and plugins.

Made in Africa

African tech is booming – so here are just a few of the great open source projects driving the continent.

Social Impact

Open source projects that are making the world a better place.

GitHub Browser Extensions

Some useful and fun browser extensions to augment / personalize the GitHub browser experience.

Virtual Reality

Immerse yourself in code and alternate realities with these cool VR tools.

Clean code linters

Make sure your code is style guide compliant with these essential code linters, many of which are already supported in your editor.

JavaScript game engines

Learn or level up your L337 game dev skills and build amazing games together for web, desktop, or mobile.

Great for new contributors

These projects have a history and reputation for being welcoming to new open source contributors. Have you had a great experience as a new contributor on an open source project? We'd love to hear about it!

Web application frameworks

Need a website fast? These server-side frameworks will help you out.

Projects that power GitHub for Windows

Here are some of the great open source projects that GitHub for Windows uses in its app.

Tools for Open Source

Software to make running your open source project a little bit easier.

Web accessibility

Tools to help you design and develop web projects with accessibility in mind.


GitHub repositories are places where writers can share their work with the world and solicit feedback, while others can fork the story and make their own variation. Here are some examples of researchers, textbook authors, event organizers, and novelists using GitHub for the written word.

Data visualization

Data visualization tools for the web.

Text editors

The text editor is a sacred application for developers. Here's a showcase of some amazingly awesome open source editors.

Projects that power GitHub

Here are some of the great open source projects that GitHub is using to power its infrastructure.

Fabric Mobile Developer Tools

Tools to help mobile app development teams build, grow, and monetize their apps with


Scientists around the world are working together to solve some of the biggest questions in research. Take a look at some of the examples featured here to find out more.


From federal governments to corporations to student clubs, groups of all sizes are using GitHub to share, discuss, and improve laws. Ask not what the repository can do for you...

CSS preprocessors

Developers use CSS preprocessors to build CSS faster. You can browse some of the most popular CSS preprocessors on GitHub below.

Video tools

Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of these repositories. Get your fill of video resources for doing all types of video code procedures.

Open Source Operating Systems

Highlighting the cool and highly technical subset of the open source world, operating systems!

Open Journalism

See how publications and data-driven journalists use open source to power their newsroom and ensure information is reported fairly and accurately.

Game Engines

Frameworks for building games across multiple platforms.

Design essentials

This collection of design libraries are the best on the web, and will complete your toolset for designing stunning products. 🎨

DevOps tools

These tools help you manage servers and deploy happier and more often with more confidence.

GitHub Pages examples

Fine examples of projects using GitHub Pages.

Front-end JavaScript frameworks

While the number of ways to organize JavaScript is almost infinite, here are some tools that help you build single-page applications.

Projects with great wikis

These projects all use GitHub Wikis to share documentation and helpful resources.


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Software Defined Radio

Interested in Software for Wireless Communications? This is the place.

Open Source Integrations

Tools in the GitHub Integrations Directory that are open source software.

Open data

Examples of using GitHub to store, publish, and collaborate on open, machine-readable datasets.

Machine learning

Laying the foundations for Skynet

Serverless Architecture

Build powerful, event-driven, serverless architectures with these open-source libraries and frameworks.

Programming languages

A list of programming languages that are actively developed on GitHub.

NoSQL databases

Ain't no party like a NoSQL party!

Hacking Minecraft

Minecraft is a game about building blocks, but it doesn’t end there. Take Minecraft further with some of the projects below, or dive into the code mines and πŸ”¨ your own!

Projects that power GitHub for Mac

Here are some of the great open source projects used within GitHub for Mac.


Open source projects to help build and operate more secure systems, along with tools for security monitoring and incident response.

Ember projects

Popular open source projects powered by Ember.

Software development tools

Build apps better, faster, stronger.


Some of the world's best open source fonts are hosted right here on GitHub. For all you typographers, here's a few of our favorites. These are text based fonts only, so if you're looking for icon fonts, check out the icon font showcase.


Drop the code bass with these musically themed repositories.

Open source organizations

A showcase of organizations showcasing their open source projects.

Government apps

Sites, apps, and tools built by governments across the world to make government work better, together. Read more at