As readers of the DocuSign developer blog know by now, we are committed to supporting the developer community by participating in conferences, events, and hackathons. We were a proud sponsor of DeveloperWeek NY 2017 in Brooklyn, from June 19-21. We were available at our Expo booth to answer questions about DocuSign and our eSignature API, but we also sponsored a challenge for the on-site hackathon.

The Hackathon

The hackathon took place over a 24-hour period. It was hosted in a great venue: the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. The turnout was amazing with hundreds of coders that were fueled with caffeine and lots of laptops. Here’s the rustic warehouse space that was a perfect venue for a hackathon:

DocuSign sponsored a hackathon challenge with one simple objective; Build the best implementation of the DocuSign eSignature API. Four teams decided to accept this challenge and present their hacks to the judges, which was comprised of DocuSign engineers and members of the Developer Programs and Evangelism (DPE) team.

To jumpstart our hackathon challenge, one of our engineers, Ergin Dervisoglu, discussed how to get started using the DocuSign eSignature API:

Top Two Hacks

Moses Esan

The 2nd place winner, Moses Esan, won a $500 gift card for creating an innovative app that incorporates the DocuSign eSignature API to manage the documents needed for renting apartments. The app enables a realty management company to select from a desired template, such as a rental application, and send it to the prospective tenant to fill-out and electronically sign. The application even goes further to do an HTTP Get request to return the status of all DocuSign envelopes. Moses was thrilled to receive his gift card:

Team signOn

The 1st place winner of our $1000 hackathon challenge is a two-person team, named “signOn.” The team members, David Zhou and Cat Wong created an amazing app that not only incorporates the DocuSign eSignature API, but also Datavoke to store data. The app is a central hub that enables recruiters to manage offer letters, but also lets candidates electronically sign them. Team signOn leveraged DocuSign templates and automatically updated the status of each of the offer letters in real-time.

Here is Team signOn accepting their award of $1000 in gift cards:

The Expo

Hacking wasn’t the only exciting thing taking place at DeveloperWeek NY. We had a steady stream of traffic to our booth to talk about DocuSign and our eSignature API. There was much interest and great questions about specific DocuSign use cases. Not only did we answer specific questions, but we advised that our Developer Center is the central place for developers to get started.

In each of the two Expo days, we raffled a Phantom Drone 3. There was no shortage of people wanting to win one:

Of course, only one person can win each day, such as this lucky winner:

In Case You Missed Us

If you missed us at DeveloperWeek NY, here are some resources to get you started developing with the DocuSign eSignature API today: