As part of the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, DocuSign has partnered with Team Rubicon UK to help the disaster response organisation streamline its ability to respond more efficiently to humanitarian disasters.

Are you a developer?

Come and join DocuSign’s engineers, product planners, and community staff, as well as operational leaders from Team Rubicon UK, to lend your expertise in what we’re calling a “Hack-for-Good” on Monday, 6th June 2016 and Tuesday, 7th June 2016.

It’s all happening during our MOMENTUM`16 London event, in our DocuSign DevLounge at the InterContinental O2. Not only will you feel great about lending your coding skills to help in humanitarian disasters, but you’ll have a great time, learn a lot, meet great people, and maybe even take home some great prizes:

  • Anyone who registers for the hack-for-good will receive a free Team Rubicon UK T-Shirt.
  • Everyone loves T-Shirts, but if you submit working code at the end of the Hack-for-Good, we’ll give you a Raspberry PI 3 (the newest version – hot off the presses).
  • If your code submission is judged to be one of the top three finalists, each member of your team will receive an Amazon Echo.
  • If that isn’t cool enough, the winning team will receive a grand prize of £1,000!

The goal of this “Hack-for-Good”, is to continue the great work we started with Team Rubicon in San Francisco building solutions for a variety of disaster response needs, including volunteer registration and on-boarding, mobile embedded signing, field waiver management, and more. We’ll discuss more on-site, but please visit the DocuSign Developer Center to get familiar with the DocuSign API and come with your ideas.

Do you have to be an experienced DocuSign API developer?

Absolutely not! We’ll have an optional workshop on Monday morning for those who want an onsite primer on the DocuSign API.

If you have any questions, just email me at Marie.Huwe@DocuSign.com.

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About Team Rubicon 

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Since its founding in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed on over 120 disaster relief operations around the world. They currently maintain a growing roster of 35,000 volunteer members who are ready to deploy.

Team Rubicon UK was founded last April amid disaster. 36 hours after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015, a team from Team Rubicon USA was en route to Kathmandu. General Sir Nick Parker, former commander of British land forces and board member of Team Rubicon Global, put out a call to action asking UK veterans to volunteer their time and skills to provide aid in Nepal.

He quickly pulled together an impressive roster of men and women focused on providing medical aid, search and rescue support, and translation assistance in several remote regions of Nepal. A team of British Armed Forces veterans, including Gurkhas, supporting those impacted by the quake, was the starting point for Team Rubicon United Kingdom.

Military veterans have the unique skills and experiences necessary to respond safely, rapidly and effectively in the wake of disasters. Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster response; community, built by serving with others; and identity, created by joining a new mission.

By providing veterans a mission that helps them regain a sense of purpose, community and identity, Team Rubicon is building the strongest, most effective cadre of disaster response workers in the world.

Between and during disaster response operations, Team Rubicon engages their members in training, service projects, and social events. Engaging both veterans and civilians as Team Rubicon volunteers promotes veteran reintegration and bridges the gap between military and civilian life.

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