DocuSign - Good Code Hackathon


Tech & IT

Location (s):

  • Online


A global hackathon for the greater good.


DocuSign is teaming up with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and challenging you to help solve a unique problem. In order to continue their important work certifying sustainably managed forests for the paper products we all use, FSC needs help taking their auditing and certification processes digital and remote for today’s world.

Build an application that helps in remote forest assessment, qualification, or auditing using the DocuSign eSignature API and FSC data. If you build for FSC, they can use your app right away! 

Got your own nonprofit in mind that you think also needs help taking their signature and other processes digital to keep them going right now? You are welcome to think of another nonprofit use case that can benefit from the DocuSign eSignatures API and submit to the Greater Good category.

Bonus Challenge: Work with other teams to merge apps for all three FSC challenges into one complete, seamless app for an extra Collaboration prize.

Submit your merged, complete application as a group to compete for the bonus prize. Each team can also submit your independent apps as standalone submissions to compete for the category prizes.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:


Choose at least one category to build (or update) an open-source application using DocuSign’s eSignature API and, if applicable, FSC data. 

  • Pre-Assessment App:
    This app should allow companies to self-assess whether they would qualify for FSC certification. This app must use FSC data.
  • Virtual Audit Qualification App:
    This app should use FSC-defined criteria and Esri geocoding data to help a company verify whether they can move forward with a virtual audit. This app must use FSC data. 
  • Virtual Audit App:
    This app should use technology to enable virtual site visits, interviews, and document verification, as well as issuing the official certificate. This app must use the Forest Stewardship Council data. 
  • App for the Greater Good: 
    Create an app for a nonprofit of your choice that helps them take their processes digital and remote using DocuSign APIs. 

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea
  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer
  • Potential Value
    Includes the extent to which the solution can help the FSC and/or other nonprofits


Deadline: August 31, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

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