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A global challenge for bright minds

An initiative of the FOSSEE Project,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Scilab Toolbox

Registration: 24 May 2020 - 06 June 2020 | Hackathon: 10 June 2020 - 30 June 2020

Cash prizes, eCertificate and internship opportunities


FOSSEE, IIT Bombay is hosting an online Scilab Toolbox Hackathon to develop Scilab Toolboxes. So get started and utilize your lockdown time to participate in this hackathon and improve your coding skills.

It is possible that many of your courses will become online next semester. Switching over to open source software will help you conduct these courses effectively. For details click here.

What is Scilab Toolbox Hackathon?

Scilab Toolbox Hackathon is an online, nonstop "Scilab Toolbox Development" based on an ALREADY AVAILABLE and ESTABLISHED open source software, a competition initiated by the FOSSEE, IIT Bombay. It aims at inspiring minds across the globe to build outstanding toolboxes for Scilab. To know more about the Scilab toolbox hackathon, please click here.


Eligibility to participate

If you are a good software developer (C, Python, R, etc,.) and know how to interface multiple software, you can quickly learn Scilab toolbox development, participate, and register using the Google form.

Team size and Composition
You can participate as an individual or as a team (max. 4 members). Ideally, a team should have two types of people: (1) people with coding expertise (2) people with domain expertise. It is possible that a team member may have both expertises, however.

Problem Statement

There are thousands of open source software available for numerical computation, to solve nonlinear equations, to integrate differential equations through finite difference and finite elements, for data visualisation, for statistical calculation, etc. There are also open source solutions to establish debuggers/ profilers. To find the partial list of software, click here. The objective of this Hackathon is to bring such software as toolboxes to Scilab users. This will enhance the functionality of Scilab. Once such software is available as a Scilab Toolbox, anyone who knows Scilab should be able to access it easily. An example of building such a toolbox is given for C/C++ here. A similar example for Python is available here: (1) Python Toolbox Creation (2) Python Toolbox Installation and Use and (3) Scilab-Python-Toolbox. For more details on this, please see the webinar recording available here.

To summarise, select the open source software, interface it with Scilab, validate it with two or more examples and submit. All submissions will be released under GPL.

Partners and Organisers


We request you to share the event details through this brochure with faculty members, students and others who might be interested. Download the brochure by clicking on the image.

Rules and Regulations

  • The decision of the review committee and organizers in declaring the results will be final. No queries in this regard will be entertained.
  • The same person can not participate in more than one team.
  • If a person is found participating in more than one team, both the teams will be disqualified from the Hackathon.
  • There will be only one point of contact (the team leader) with the organizers.
  • Any participant found to be indulging in any form of malpractice will be immediately disqualified.


Please refer to this document for FAQs on Scilab Toolbox Hackathon.

Contact Us

For any queries please email contact[at]scilab[dot]in