HelloSign at OSCON 2015

HelloSign at OSCON

Last week, a few members of the HelloSign team packed up and headed to Portland, Oregon for the annual Open Source Conference (OSCON) hosted by O’Reilly Media.

The convention, boasting an impressive lineup of speakers and attendees, was more than just a meetup for developers. Straight from the OSCON site:

Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent, open source has become modus operandi, powering the next wave of innovation in cloud, data, and mobile technologies.

OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors.”

OSCON 2015 was attended by over 4,000 professionals. Representatives from Twilio, New Relic, and GitHub (plus more) took to the floor to share innovations in open source and connect with developers, investors, and business people.

Keynote speakers included 13-year old coder Keila Banks, James Pearce of Facebook, and Allison Randal of HP.


Interview With Garry Tan: “Never Fear Failure”


The HelloSign Speaker Series invites experts in tech fields to visit the HelloSign HQ. Garry Tan – partner at Y combinator and one of the original employees at Palantir (he designed the Palantir logo!) – recently stopped by the HelloSign office to talk Silicon Valley and share his experience working in and with startups.

Garry Tan: Designer. Engineer. YC Advisor. Unicorn.

A designer, investor, and engineer, Garry Tan is what’s known as an industry “unicorn” in the tech world. But beyond the well-earned mythical status (he exists – we can confirm this!), Garry maintains the humility and perspective of a great mentor.

As Hellosign’s CEO Joseph Walla puts it, “Garry represents Silicon Valley at its very best.

Here’s what Garry had to say about coaching startups, what founders can do to bring their company to the next level, and the question that all startups should be asking.


HelloSign at Hirepalooza 2015: Lifestyle Award and Company Culture Panel

Gina Lau shares words of wisdom on the Hirepalooza Company Culture panel

Good news on the HelloSign culture front! HelloSign was recently awarded the Hirepalooza Culture Award for Lifestyle.

Hirepalooza – hosted by DevNetwork – marks one of the biggest hiring events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hosted in downtown SF over a period of two days, the annual hiring fair includes a fantastic lineup of industry speakers, multiple hiring mixers, and networking opportunities galore.

Attendees for Hirepalooza 2015 included reps from Netflix, Lyft, and Salesforce (among other great companies!).

During the event, HelloSign was honored to accept the Hirepalooza Culture Award for Lifestyle. Our very own Gina Lau was also chosen to sit on a Hirepalooza Company Culture panel. Gina repp’d HelloSign and shared the details behind what goes into creating a successful company culture.

Read on for Gina’s wisdom and a recap of the event!


We Heart Webinars: When I Work + HelloSign


We’re kind of webinar nerds here at HelloSign. We like hosting them. We like learning from them. And we especially like participating in them.

That’s why we were excited by the opportunity to join together with When I Work for the recent webinar, “Spark Employee Performance and Supercharge Business Growth”.

When I Work is a service dedicated to helping companies schedule and communicate with hourly employees. We’ve had the opportunity to pair with them before (our very own Joseph Walla was featured in one of their expert Q&A posts!) and we’ve been big fans of their work ever since. From an HR standpoint, When I Work also happens to be a company dedicated to creating a smooth hiring process. More

Say “Hello!” to HelloSign at… Automation Conference 2015 and NetVu15


2015 has already been a pretty awesome one for the HelloSign team. We’ve connected with insurance experts like Randy Schwantz for our industry webinars, worked with companies like SimplyInsured to streamline agency workflow, and visited with insurance professionals on their home turf.

During a recent trip visit to Tampa, Florida, we met with Agents Council for Technology (ACT) for their 2015 Meeting. A group dedicated to empowering insurance agents, the ACT helps insurance agents to grow their business by integrating technology. We were lucky enough to sit in on sessions with industry leaders and learn about how agents are using eSignatures to modernize their agencies.

And on top of all these awesome-making opportunities, we’ve also kept a close eye out for insurance industry events where we can interact with even more members of the insurance community.