First-Ever eSignature Hackathon Awards $25,000 in Cash Prizes to Innovative Apps with Integrations on the DocuSign Application Programming Interface (API)
SAN FRANCISCO – May 17, 2011 – DocuSign® (www.docusign.com), the world’s most trusted electronic signature network, today announced the winners of the first-ever ESIGN Hackathon. Following 35 non-stop hours of heated competition, DocuSign congratulated grand-prize winner Philippe Furlan who took home $10,000 for developing the Most Innovative App leveraging the DocuSign API. Furlan’s app allows electronic signing of petitions, providing increased, easier and more convenient access for citizens to take part in the legislative process. Additionally, the added feature of photo capture from the mobile device during the signing process adds a deeper layer of credibility and validity to the petition being signed.
Peter Ma and Kash Vaidya were presented with a check for $5,000 and the Best Mobile App honors for their delivery sign off application EZSlip. The application is designed to eliminate the frustrations of missing deliveries that require signatures, including delayed receipt of envelopes and packages, having to reschedule deliveries, and having to take time away from work to take receipt of deliveries. EZSlip saves time and money for overnight delivery and shipping companies by eliminating the need for and costs associated with storing and redelivering of packages, while also reducing the risk of mishandling packages.
Sponsored by Box, the Best Enterprise Application and $5,000 was awarded to Neil Mansilla for his PodioSign application that integrates DocuSign and Podio. The app increases the speed of business by allowing users to easily and instantly upload and send forms and contracts for signature. With DocuSign, negotiating financing, hiring contractors and bringing on new employees are streamlined with automated workflows that speed the time to signature for non-disclosure agreements, contracts and other vital documents.
Nicholas Reed was awarded Best Consumer App and $5,000 for his parental consent form signing application. The innovative app leverages templates to create an easier and better way for teachers, parents and students to complete and sign consent forms for field trips. Gone are the paper problems of lost or forged consent forms, replaced by a better way.
“This Hackathon is an important step in implementing DocuSign’s vision to make it easy for everyone—developers included—to accelerate the speed of business and help customers achieve freedom from the paper problems in their businesses,” said Grant Peterson, chief technology officer and vice president of product development at DocuSign. “There were many powerful examples of the art of what’s possible with electronic signature and how DocuSign makes the world work better.”
“We're very excited to see the combination of two great APIs in Podio and DocuSign,” said Alex Willen, Developer Advocate at Box. “In one weekend, these developers created a powerful tool that can be implemented by businesses immediately. Truly fantastic work.”
The DocuSign Hackathon ran from 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14, to 7:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. More than 100 people participated and a panel of expert judges selected the winners. Awards were given out at the DocuSign customer, partner and developer summit in San Francisco on May 16, 2011.
“Last weekend’s eSignature Hackathon produced creative new apps that will make life better for everyone, from the largest of enterprises to small businesses and individual consumers,” said Pete Solvik, managing director at Sigma+Partners and former senior vice president and CIO of Cisco. “Congratulations to the winners and every inspired developer, systems integrator and entrepreneur who put their passion to work, showcasing their ability to leverage the DocuSign API to produce amazing innovation.”
ESIGN Hackathon partners included Apigee, Appirio CloudSpokes, Box, Clearwire, Factual, the GLUE Conference and ProgrammableWeb. Judges came from Box, Cloud Avenue, ProgrammableWeb, Salesforce, Scale Venture Partners, Second Century Ventures, Sigma+Partners and SnapLogic, as well as DocuSign.
For more information on the event, go to http://www.docusign.com/blog/.
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With more than seven million customers, DocuSign is the world’s most trusted provider of secure electronic document and signature management solutions—accessible anytime, anywhere from any Internet-connected device. DocuSign offers customers the easiest, fastest and most secure way to send, sign, track and store documents in the cloud. DocuSign fundamentally improves how people work and connect with each other while accelerating business results by replacing slow, expensive paper transactions with fast, efficient and completely digital solutions. DocuSign’s electronic signature network improves sales cycle times, reduces cost and drives operating efficiencies through end-to-end electronic document and signature management solutions, including forms, signer authentication, data collection, signature capture, workflow automation and document storage—all in the cloud. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call (866) 219-4318. Subscribe to the DocuSign blog at http://www.docusign.com/blog/ and follow DocuSign on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.