GitXiv — Collaborative Open Computer Science

In recent years, a highly interesting pattern has emerged: Computer scientists release new research findings on arXiv and just days later, developers release an open-source implementation on Github. This pattern is immensely powerful. One could call it collaborative open computer science (cocs).

Open Source Knowledge

In science, there is a long standing tradition to publish openly. Peer-Reviews, revisions and debates are all part of this culture. Computer science operates in this tradition but has a caveat: It often deals with code. To truly understand code, one has to be able to run it and experiment. This is where open-source has empowered an entire generation. It elevates the academic discourse and lets the public participate and learn. True realistic optimism.


arXiv (pronounced “archive”, as if the “X” were the Greek letter Chi, χ) is a repository of electronic scientific papers. It has over 1 million submissions and grows at a rate of 8,000 per month.

GitXiv is a space to share open computer science projects. Countless Github and arXiv links are floating around the web. Its hard to keep track of these gems. GitXiv attempts to solve this problem by offering a collaboratively curated feed of projects. Each project is conveniently presented as arXiv + Github + Links + Discussion. Users can submit their findings and let the community rank and discuss it. A regular newsletter makes it easy to stay up-to-date on recent advancements. It´s free and open.

Feel free to browse the website, find interesting projects and learn. To post new findings & comment, become a member. Try it, it´s fun!


“With GitXiv, I hope we can motivate more researchers to share their code together with their articles, setting this as the de facto standard of true open science. This will make scientific findings truly replicable, strengthen scientific objectivity, as well as increase the pace of discovery and innovation.”

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