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DocuSign Hackathon, Awards

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After what proved to be the best night's sleep ever, the hackers gather at the DocuSign Summit for the hackathon awards ceremony.

We set up the plaques and oversized cheques. They look great!

People listen to the videos that the contestants put together, demoing the projects.

Nicholas Reed wins best consumer app for a parental consent form signing application. No more sending kids home with slips of paper!

Neil Mansilla wins for the best enterprise app, sponsored by Box.net, for PodioSign -- an integration between DocuSign and Podio.

Peter Ma and Kash Vaidya win for best Mobile App with EZSlip, which allows you to sign off on deliveries.

And the grand prize winner is...Philippe Furlan, who developed a mobile app that allows you to sign petitions! Not only can you sign a petition with DocuSign, but it also leverages your mobile device's camera to snap a photo of you, and adds it to the record. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
Kudos go out to all the hackers -- the judges had their work cut…

DocuSign Hackathon, Day 2

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After grabbing a few hours of sleep at a nearby hotel, I head back to DocuSign HQ for day two of the hackathon. Here are some photo highlights from the conclusion!

I run into Dave Grigsby in the entryway, showing off his VIP coffee card.

Artem from Factual, a sponsor of the hackathon, gives a talk on the basics of the Factual service and API. After this, the hackers get back to coding and the photo documenting goes on hiatus.

Once all entries are submitted, hackers gather to drink beer and socialize at the close of the event.

The idea board is full of great concepts, and our hipster hacker has had his Mac graffitied with the Windows logo.

This DocuSign employee demonstrates what we all feel by collapsing on the floor in exhaustion.
A few of us stay till nearly midnight, cleaning up the aftermath of a great time hacking. Awards are due to go out on Monday, so stay tuned for that report!

DocuSign Hackathon, Day 1

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Oh wow. We're onto day two of the DocuSign hackathon held in San Francisco, and day one was awesome! I'm really loving the apps being developed -- people are coming up with innovative applications of the DocuSign API. Here are some highlights from day one.

Setting up breakfast for the hungry hackers. Starches and coffee is a must.

Mike B's excellent drawing for our idea board, awaiting the brainstorming of our attendees. The glasses are hipster chic.

The DocuSign engineers are getting caffeinated and hydrated in preparation for hacking up their own projects. These guys know the API in and out, so it's good that they are out of the running for the competition!

The hackers listen attentively to Mike B, Grant P and Jeremy G give the opening talks.

Jeremy Glassenberg from Box.net talks about the extensibility of Box.net as an enterprise platform and easy consumer app (sorry for the blur).

Had to snap a picture of Steffen's t-shirt. Geek-tastic!
The hacking got serious, and I …