A global hackathon for the greater good

DocuSign is teaming up with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and challenging you to help solve a unique problem. In order to continue their important work certifying sustainably managed forests for the paper products we all use, FSC needs help taking their auditing and certification processes digital and remote for today’s world.

Build an application that helps in remote forest assessment, qualification, or auditing using the DocuSign eSignature API and FSC data. If you build for FSC, they can use your app right away! 

Got your own nonprofit in mind that you think also needs help taking their signature and other processes digital to keep them going right now? You are welcome to think of another nonprofit use case that can benefit from the DocuSign eSignatures API and submit to the Greater Good category.

Bonus Challenge: Work with other teams to merge apps for all three FSC challenges into one complete, seamless app for an extra Collaboration prize.

Submit your merged, complete application as a group to compete for the bonus prize. Each team can also submit your independent apps as standalone submissions to compete for the category prizes.

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Prizes

$58,000 in prizes

Best Assessment App

• $10,000 USD
• 30 min. virtual meeting with DocuSign executive
• Blog post featuring the winning app
• Free 1-year DocuSign Advanced API plan

Best Qualification App

• $10,000 USD
• 30 min. virtual meeting with DocuSign executive
• Blog post featuring the winning app
• Free 1-year DocuSign Advanced API plan

Best Virtual Audit App

• $10,000 USD
• 30 min. virtual meeting with DocuSign executive
• Blog post featuring the winning app
• Free 1-year DocuSign Advanced API plan

First Place - Greater Good

• $7,000 USD
• 30 min. virtual meeting with DocuSign executive
• Blog post featuring the winning app
• Free 1-year DocuSign Advanced API plan

Second Place - Greater Good

• $3,500 USD
• Blog post featuring the winning app

Collaboration Bonus

• $15,000 USD total
$5,000 USD paid to each app team captain (contains assessment, qualification, and virtual audit)

Bonus - Best Use of Esri

• $2,500 USD
• App in the Qualification category that makes the best use of Esri APIs to aid in virtual audit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Choose at least one category to build (or update) an open-source application using DocuSign’s eSignature API and, if applicable, FSC data. 

  • Pre-Assessment App:
    This app should allow companies to self-assess whether they would qualify for FSC certification. This app must use FSC data.
  • Virtual Audit Qualification App:
    This app should use FSC-defined criteria and Esri geocoding data to help a company verify whether they can move forward with a virtual audit. This app must use FSC data. 
  • Virtual Audit App:
    This app should use technology to enable virtual site visits, interviews, and document verification, as well as issuing the official certificate. This app must use the Forest Stewardship Council data. 
  • App for the Greater Good: 
    Create an app for a nonprofit of your choice that helps them take their processes digital and remote using DocuSign APIs. 

Submit the following assets: 

  1. A 3-minute demo video (hosted on YouTube, Facebook Video, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo. 
  2. A way to access your working application for judging and testing by providing a URL to the publicly visible code repository, including an applicable open source license. https://opensource.org/licenses 

Judges

Tom Casey

Tom Casey
SVP Engineering, DocuSign

Marie Huwe

Marie Huwe
VP Developer Programs, DocuSign

Dr. Joanna Nowakowska

Dr. Joanna Nowakowska
Deputy Director of Technology and Information, FSC

Mark Smith

Mark Smith
Executive Director of Investments and Partnerships, FSC

Michael Marus

Michael Marus
CIO, FSC

Caly Heasman

Caly Heasman
Developer Relations Director, DocuSign

Larry Kluger

Larry Kluger
Lead Developer Advocate, DocuSign

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea
  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer
  • Potential Value
    Includes the extent to which the solution can help the FSC and/or other nonprofits

theme

  • Social Good