FAQs

Who can use the Innovation Lab?

Any California state employee, with their manager's approval, can create a team of their choice, which can include other California state employees from other entities or a state-sponsored outside vendor.

What is OpenShift?

Watch this video to learn more: OpenShift Online 3 Developer Preview Walkthrough.

How do I access the Innovation Lab?

If you are a current California state government employee, please fill out our online participation form here:http://innovate.ca.gov/Participate/.

What type of solutions can I build in the Lab?

Web applications that solve problems such as converting a paper process to an online form, moving an email newsletter to an online blog format, compiling data from an online survey and more!

How long will it take to receive a response once I submit my interest form?

We will respond to your request in 2-3 business days.

I am just curious and would like to just check out the Lab, can I do that?

Because this is a limited resource provided by the state, we ask that participants use the lab to develop solutions that can benefit other government entities as well as their own. It is a great opportunity to test out a web application solution and increase your skills as a developer.

What if I can’t think of a business problem?

We recommend you communicate with your managers and coworkers to see if they have a business problem you can help them out with.

What other languages are available in the lab?

Visit https://www.openshift.com/features/technologies.html for a complete list of available resources in the lab.

When did the Innovation Lab launch?

July 29th, 2016

What is CalCloud?

California Department of Technology's Cloud Service. Find out more on our services page: http://www.servicecatalog.dts.ca.gov/services/cloud/calcloud/calcloudoverview.html