DocuSign ESIGN Hackathon to Award $25,000 to Top Apps, Offers Exposure To Large Companies & Potential Customers Attending DocuSign Summit

Cash Prizes for Most Innovative App, Best Consumer App, Best Enterprise App and Best Mobile App to Extend the DocuSign Service Through the DocuSign Connect API

SEATTLE – Apr 19, 2011 – DocuSign® (, the world's leading electronic signature solution with more than six million customers who have signed more than 58 million documents, today announced that the first ever ESIGN Hackathon will take place May 14-15, 2011, in San Francisco. After 35 non-stop hours of heated competition, cash prizes totaling $25,000 (USD) will go to the developers, entrepreneurs and systems integrators who create the most innovative app, as well as the best consumer, enterprise and mobile apps.

Designed to be fun and inspire innovation and creativity in the developer community, the DocuSign ESIGN Hackathon will focus on the best new applications that integrate and extend the DocuSign Service into new markets, new platforms and/or new workflows using the DocuSign Connect API.

The DocuSign Connect API provides interfaces that enable developers to create standalone applications or integrations allowing external applications to send documents for signature, generate custom forms to collect data, report on the status of transactions, and embed the DocuSign signing process directly into other applications, both cloud and software based.

"There are a wide array of third party applications that can benefit from being able to originate, control and report on secure electronic document workflow," says Grant Peterson, chief technology officer at DocuSign. "With DocuSign's Connect API, developers can go way beyond just sending a document for a signature and enable applications to completely control the end-to-end document process."

The DocuSign Hackathon will run from 9 a.m. PDT on Saturday, May 14, until 8 p.m. PDT on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at DocuSign's Bay Area offices at 111 Sutter Street, 10th Floor in downtown San Francisco.

DocuSign Hackathon Award Categories:

Most Innovative App - $10,000 USD Grand Prize

Best Consumer App - $5,000 USD Prize

Best Enterprise App sponsored by - $5,000 USD Prize

Best Mobile App - $5,000 USD Prize

"The DocuSign Hackathon is designed to inspire innovation to benefit customers using the DocuSign Connect API to improve their business results," said Grant. "We are looking forward to seeing what developers are able to hack out through the weekend to show their creativity in providing compelling solutions for the electronic signature market."

The DocuSign ESIGN Hackathon is subject to eligibility and additional contest rules apply. To find out more and to register, please visit Admission is free, and food and drinks will be provided. Early bird attendees will get special bonuses.

Sponsors of the DocuSign Hackathon include, HTC, Twillio, ProgrammableWeb and Clearwire.

DocuSign's ESIGN Hackathon will run during the DocuSign Summit in San Francisco. The awards reception for the DocuSign Hackathon will take place the night of Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, Calif., following the first day of the DocuSign Summit.

"There will be a lot of companies at the DocuSign Summit who will be extremely interested in seeing what new applications developers have put together to compliment the DocuSign service," said Dustin Grosse, chief marketing officer at DocuSign. "With 97 percent of the Fortune 100 having used DocuSign, it will be a great place for developers to get exposure to some of the largest and most innovative companies – and potential customers – in the world."

With informative keynotes, breakouts and training on industry, developer, international and mobile solution trends, the free DocuSign Summit, May 16-17, will help attendees manage documented business transactions that require signatures. To register for the DocuSign Summit, please visit The 100th, 200th, 300th and 400th registrants will receive a free Apple® iPad™ upon check in at the DocuSign Summit on Monday, May 16, 2011.


About DocuSign, Inc.
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