I am the author of the SIP toolbox and have used Scilab since 1999. I am also a research professor and part of the Lab Macambira team of free software 'hackers'.
I am currently a Scilab mentor for GSoC 2012, working on image processing and graphics UI improvements.
Advice For Beginner Develpers
Compiling Scilab rencent instructions, the Lab Macambira way
Learn vim by starting gvim and typing <F1>. Go through the vimtutor and the user manual. Play ktron ;^)
- Learn Git by reading the book Pro Git, at least the first 3 chapters.
Email: <rfabbri .at. THESPAMTHINGTOREMOVE iprj .dot. uerj .dot. br>