Update 22:35 PST 2/27/20:

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have cancelled the hackathon this weekend...for now.



While preparing for Hack-for-Forests, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. Given the continuing developments and uncertainties, and rising concerns about travel as well as large event gatherings, we feel the right thing to do is to take this event virtual, and instead turn it into a virtual Hack-for-Forests. It will still have great challenges, awesome prizes, and benefit the Forest Stewardship Council and forests around the globe. We need a little time to work out all the details of the virtual hackathon, but stay tuned and we will get them out to you as soon as possible. 

It is not easy to make a decision like this, but your safety and the safety of our partners and employees is paramount. We take your trust in us seriously, and if we err, it will be on the side of caution.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm around the hackathon, and we apologize for the letdown. We're looking forward to updating you soon on a virtual event.



Anyone who is 18 years or older and complies with our rules is welcome to hack!


All projects must be submitted here through Dev Post to be eligible for judging.

Submissions open at 9 AM PST on Saturday, February 29. Submissions close at 12 PM on Sunday, March 1.

Please include a link to a Git repository containing your project. You must clearly disclose which code you wrote yourself within the timeframe of the hackathon and let the judges know about any libraries or APIs you used.

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

$3000 Hack For Forests

The most elegant, practical, and innovative solution to the critical needs of the Forest Stewardship Council

$2500 Best in Show

The best and most innovative overall submission

$1500 Better Together: DocuSign and Cybersource

Best usage of the DocuSign Payments feature, which utilizes Visa Authorize.net

$1500 Runner Up

Second best most innovative and well-designed overall submission

$1500 Better Together: DocuSign and Google Cloud

Use DocuSign with Google to make the best hack! Attend their workshop to learn more.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Tom Casey

Tom Casey
SVP Engineering, DocuSign

Marie Huwe

Marie Huwe
VP, Developer Programs and Evangelism, DocuSign

Vikram Tiwari

Vikram Tiwari
Google Cloud Advocate

Michael Marus

Michael Marus
Chief Information Officer, Forest Stewardship Council

Judging Criteria

  • Technically Impressive
    How well does the project express the core ideals of the challenge? Is it an impressive work given the time permitted?
  • Innovative
    Does the project actually use DocuSign and sponsor software in a novel way? Or, instead, does it just copy something that has already been done many times before?
  • Problem Solving
    Does the project effectively solve critical needs for The Wilderness Society or fix a real-world or customer problem?
  • Design and Wow Factor
    Does the project include appropriate style & branding? Is there something about the project that delights? How would you evaluate the overall user experience?

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