Good Code Hackathon 2022 Starts July 13

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Docusign and the Jane Goodall Institute need your help cracking the code for conservation.

Our annual Good Code Hackathon kicks off July 13 and runs through August 12 with a new challenge for participants. This year, we are partnering with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to help protect the lives and natural habitat of chimpanzees with innovation and coding for good!  

The Good Code Hackathon gives participants the opportunity to help solve a unique problem. In order to continue their important work to create a better world for people, animals, and our shared environment, JGI needs your help. We are looking for hackathon projects that support better management and faster analysis of wildlife images to inform conservation decisions. 

Is there another nonprofit that’s close to your heart? If so, you’re welcome to bring your coding skills and the power of Docusign APIs to create solutions for that organization. See below for details.

Ways to win

Participants in the 2022 Good Code Hackathon will have the option to utilize Docusign APIs in either of these challenges:

  • Jane Goodall Institute challenge: Integrate geospatial field data collection and camera trap survey workflows to support the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.
  • Greater Good challenge: Build a web or mobile application that automates and connects agreement/eSignature processes for a nonprofit of your choice.

We’re offering a total of $50,000 in prizes, with a $15,000 grand prize for the Jane Goodall Institute challenge and a $10,000 grand prize for the Greater Good challenge.

Pro tip: If you want to catch the judges’ eyes, and be eligible to win a bonus prize, be sure to leverage some advanced eSignature functionality (for example, ID verification, composite templates, scheduled sending, and delayed routing). To learn more, watch our kickoff livestream and check out last year’s winners for inspiration.

Along with our continuous commitment to protecting the world’s forests, the Docusign developer team is also committed to expanding our engagement with developers from underrepresented and marginalized communities. We encourage and empower coders of diverse identities to bring their unique perspectives to the hackathon! 

Livestream events (Twitch)

Throughout the hackathon, we will offer several livestream sessions on our Docusign API Twitch channel, offering help and further insight into how to build a winning app. Here are a couple to check out.

Title: Docusign Good Code Hackathon Kickoff

Date: Wednesday, July 13 | 9am – 9:45am PDT

Presenters: Dr. Lilian Pintea, VP Conservation Science, Jane Goodall Institute; Naveen Gopala, Director Engineering, Docusign; Stacy Hafner, Sr. Program Manager, Docusign

Description: Join us on Twitch for the 2022 Good Code Hackathon kickoff as we give a brief overview of this year’s hackathon, the Jane Goodall Institute challenge and its importance, along with challenge specifics and product recommendations.

Watch here 

Title: Docusign Good Code Winners Feature

Date: Thursday, July 14 | 9am – 9:45am PDT

Presenters: 2021 Winners of the Jane Goodall Institute challenge: Mehedi Hasan Masum and Tanvir Hasan

Description: Learn from last year's Jane Goodall Institute challenge winners, and get tips that might just give you an edge toward winning up to $50k in prizes.

Watch here

To see the latest session agenda, check out our Devpost.

Watch sessions you may have missed on our Good Code Hackathon YouTube playlist.

Submissions open at 7 AM PDT on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Submissions close at 2 PM PDT on Friday, August 12, 2022. Requests for late submissions will not be accepted.

Register for the hackathon

Kendall Hershey
Kendall Hershey
Head of Developer Marketing