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The Top-Starred Python GitHub Devs, Orgs, and Repos to Follow (All-Time and Trending)

Why?

Why follow the top-starred Python GitHub devs?

Following influencers is usually a good practice. It has helped me in multiple ways:

  1. Whenever I run out of inspiration, I look at these influencers and see what they have achieved. This brings back the energy and I am back on my projects
  1. You can follow these influencers to see which events are they attending, what are they reading and what are they working on. This can quickly become a wealth of knowledge in itself.
  1. To some extent, it also provides a human touch to these influencers. By just looking at their profiles, they might come across as some one out of the world. But, when you start following them regularly, you tend to relate yourself with the influencers.

Inspired by the following Reddit post.

After reading through the post, I was curious to see a similar list for Python GitHub devs, orgs, and repos.

'Top-Starred'?

There's no definitive way to determine 'top' devs, orgs, and repos by language. Every metric has its flaws. The lists below look at total number of stars in Python repositories, which seems to be a decent metric that is readily available/easy to mine.

Dev stats are for individual contributors. Org stats are also provided: viewing the org link shows the devs who are part of the org. Not sure how you'd measure stats for each dev part of an org, or similarly, devs contributing to other projects.

GitHub is not perfect in classifying repos as Python. The lists below try to manually filter out mis-classified repos.

I found it interesting to track 'all time' and 'trending' stats, so lists for each are included. Sources are provided after each list.

Top-Starred Python GitHub Devs to Follow: All-Time

Format: Dev - (Top Repo) - Total Dev Stars

  1. kennethreitz - (requests) - 44472
  2. jkbrzt - (httpie) - 26428
  3. nvbn - (thefuck) - 23493
  4. donnemartin - (data-science-ipython-notebooks) - 20648
  5. rg3 - (youtube-dl) - 19759
  6. valloric - (YouCompleteMe) - 11875
  7. apenwarr - (sshuttle) - 9628
  8. faif - (python-patterns) - 9033
  9. fchollet - (keras) - 8742
  10. tomchristie - (django-rest-framework) - 8575
  11. jonathanslenders - (python-prompt-toolkit) - 7826
  12. binux - (pyspider) - 7796
  13. soimort - (you-get) 7402
  14. p-e-w - (maybe) - 7133
  15. miguelgrinberg - (flasky) - 6771
  16. alexjc - (neural-doodle) - 6505
  17. toastdriven - (restless) - 6481
  18. coleifer - (peewee) - 6437
  19. nvie - (rq) - 6229
  20. nicolargo - (glances) - 5775

Source: github-awards

Last updated: 2016-08-21

Top-Starred Python GitHub Devs to Follow: Trending*

Format: Dev - (Top Repo) - Total Dev Stars

  1. donnemartin - (gitsome) - 8495
  2. alexjc - (neural-doodle) - 6392
  3. p-e-w - (maybe) - 5985
  4. eliangcs - (http-prompt) - 5513
  5. 0x5e - (wechat-deleted-friends) - 4497
  6. a1studmuffin - (SpaceshipGenerator) - 4284
  7. samshadwell - (TrumpScript) - 3923
  8. jayfk - (statuspage) - 3261
  9. reinderien - (mimic) - 3079
  10. pavelgonchar - (colornet) - 2825
  11. JuanPotato - (Legofy) - 2783
  12. diafygi - (acme-tiny) - 2636
  13. cyrus-and - (gdb-dashboard) - 2625
  14. awentzonline - (image-analogies) - 2560
  15. programthink - (zhao) - 2361
  16. nlintz - (TensorFlow-Tutorials) - 2321
  17. gongjianhui - (AppleDNS) - 2009
  18. ujjwalkarn - (DataSciencePython) - 1986
  19. mchristopher - (PokemonGo-DesktopMap) - 1979
  20. yenchenlin - (DeepLearningFlappyBird) - 1759

Source: GitHub search, aggregating repos by dev

Last updated: 2016-08-21

*Trending: 2015-08-21 to 2016-08-21

Top-Starred Python GitHub Orgs: All-Time

Format: Org - (Top Repo) - Total Org Stars

  1. pallets - (flask) - 33572
  2. openstack - (nova) - 24591
  3. Django - (django) - 24490
  4. google - (yapf) - 23552
  5. ansible - (ansible) - 21169
  6. scrapy - (scrapy) - 17881
  7. docker - (compose) - 17070
  8. certbot - (certbot) - 16023
  9. shadowsocks - (shadowsocks) - 14934
  10. facebook - (chisel) - 14082
  11. getsentry - (sentry) - 13703
  12. scikit-learn - (scikit-learn) - 12993
  13. tornadoweb - (tornado) - 11958
  14. reddit - (reddit) - 11752
  15. ipython - (ipython) - 10567
  16. pydata - (pandas) - 10079
  17. yelp - (mrjob) - 9879
  18. airbnb - (caravel) - 9842
  19. kivy - (kivy) - 9674
  20. xx-net - (XX-Net) - 9267

Source: github-awards

Last updated: 2016-08-21

Top-Starred Python GitHub Orgs: Trending*

Format: Org - (Top Repo) - Total Org Stars

  1. Rochester-NRT - (RocAlphaGo) - 7224
  2. tensorflow - (magenta) - 5663
  3. cmusatyalab - (openface) - 4973
  4. zulip - (zulip) - 4005
  5. PokemonGoF - (PokemonGo-Bot) - 3990
  6. awslabs - (aws-shell) - 3742
  7. reverse-shell - (routersploit) - 3680
  8. tflearn - (tflearn) - 3471
  9. MagicStack - (uvloop) - 3469
  10. openai - (gym) - 3399
  11. lektor - (lektor) - 1960
  12. PokemonGoMap - (PokemonGo-Map) - 1930
  13. eastlakeside - (interpy-zh) - 1552
  14. zerodb - (zerodb) - 1477
  15. digitalocean - (netbox) - 1426
  16. commaai - (research) - 1412
  17. nerevu - (riko) - 1129
  18. ascribe - (image-match) - 1039
  19. CacheBrowser - (cachebrowser) - 1024
  20. ansible - (ansible-container) - 1003

Source: GitHub search, aggregating repos by org

Last updated: 2016-08-21

*Trending: 2015-08-21 to 2016-08-21

Top-Starred Python GitHub Repos: All-Time

  1. jkbrzt/httpie 25585
    CLI HTTP client, user-friendly curl replacement with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc.
  2. pallets/flask 22167
    A microframework based on Werkzeug, Jinja2 and good intentions
  3. nvbn/thefuck 21504
    Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command.
  4. django/django 20841
    The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.
  5. kennethreitz/requests 20420
    Python HTTP Requests for Humans™
  6. rg3/youtube-dl 19722
    Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites
  7. ansible/ansible 18399
    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. Avoid writing scripts or custom code to deploy and update your applications— automate in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.
  8. certbot/certbot 16024
    Certbot, previously the Let's Encrypt Client, is EFF's tool to obtain certs from Let's Encrypt, and (optionally) auto-enable HTTPS on your server. It can also act as a client for any other CA that uses the ACME protocol.
  9. scrapy/scrapy 15535
    Scrapy, a fast high-level web crawling & scraping framework for Python.
  10. scikit-learn/scikit-learn 12923
    scikit-learn: machine learning in Python
  11. tornadoweb/tornado 11958
    Tornado is a Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed.
  12. Valloric/YouCompleteMe 11558
    A code-completion engine for Vim
  13. reddit/reddit 11269
    the code that powers reddit.com
  14. getsentry/sentry 10107
    Sentry is cross-platform crash reporting built with love
  15. ipython/ipython 9911
    Official repository for IPython itself. Other repos in the IPython organization contain things like the website, documentation builds, etc.
  16. XX-net/XX-Net 9131
    a web proxy tool
  17. faif/python-patterns 9028
    A collection of design patterns/idioms in Python
  18. docker/compose 8074
    Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
  19. fchollet/keras 7706
    Deep Learning library for Python. Convnets, recurrent neural networks, and more. Runs on Theano or TensorFlow.
  20. fabric/fabric 7517
    Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment.

Source: GitHub search

Last updated: 2016-08-21

Top-Starred Python GitHub Repos: Trending*

  1. Rochester-NRT/RocAlphaGo 7224
    An independent, student-led replication of DeepMind's 2016 Nature publication, "Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks and tree search" (Nature 529, 484-489, 28 Jan 2016), details of which can be found on their website https://deepmind.com/publications.html.
  2. alexjc/neural-doodle 6392
    Turn your two-bit doodles into fine artworks with deep neural networks, generate seamless textures from photos, transfer style from one image to another, perform example-based upscaling, but wait... there's more! (An implementation of Semantic Style Transfer.)
  3. p-e-w/maybe 5985
    📂 🐇 🎩 See what a program does before deciding whether you really want it to happen.
  4. eliangcs/http-prompt 5513
    HTTPie + prompt_toolkit = an interactive command-line HTTP client featuring autocomplete and syntax highlighting
  5. cmusatyalab/openface 4973
    Face recognition with deep neural networks.
  6. 0x5e/wechat-deleted-friends 4497
    查看被删的微信好友
  7. a1studmuffin/SpaceshipGenerator 4284
    A Blender script to procedurally generate 3D spaceships
  8. zulip/zulip 4005
    Zulip server - powerful open source group chat
  9. samshadwell/TrumpScript 3923
    Make Python great again
  10. reverse-shell/routersploit 3680
    The Router Exploitation Framework
  11. PokemonGoF/PokemonGo-Bot 3564
    The Pokemon Go Bot, baking with community.
  12. tflearn/tflearn 3471
    Deep learning library featuring a higher-level API for TensorFlow.
  13. jayfk/statuspage 3261
    A statuspage generator that lets you host your statuspage for free on Github.
  14. donnemartin/gitsome 3249
    A supercharged Git/GitHub command line interface (CLI).
  15. openai/gym 3131
    A toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms.
  16. reinderien/mimic 3079
    [ab]using Unicode to create tragedy
  17. tensorflow/magenta 3008
    Magenta: Music and Art Generation with Machine Intelligence
  18. donnemartin/saws 2955
    A supercharged AWS command line interface (CLI).
  19. pavelgonchar/colornet 2825
    Neural Network to colorize grayscale images
  20. JuanPotato/Legofy 2783
    Make images look as if they are made out of 1x1 LEGO blocks

Source: GitHub search

Last updated: 2016-08-21

*Trending: 2015-08-21 to 2016-08-21

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