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UC Next is a University of California project that OIT's Mobile and Web Strategy, Education and Research group participates in building and continuing to evolve, working with a collaborative team from across the system. If you are interested in participating, please contact Rose Rocchio at

What "is" the UC Next Movement?

It is a UC IT "crowd sourced" movement aimed at bringing about more UC System collaboration, innovative ideation and IT community camaraderie towards our shared UC Mission of excellence in Education, Research and Service.

Where did UC Next come from?

The project was initiated by the (ITLC) Information Technology Leadership Council's Collaborative Technology Group (CTG) annual examination of its charge/mission. With the support of the ITLC, the UC Next project began a pilot phase after initially being pitched in the fall of 2014 at the ITLC meeting. An "alpha" version was demonstrated in February of 2015, and the CTG and UC Next dev group was able to pull off a Beta launch at the 2015 UCCSC conference @ UC Riverside in the middle of August.

What does the UC NeXt Platform do?

The UC NeXt Platform will allow passionate and inspired technologists to grow their innovative projects and ideas into broader system-wide collaborations. IT staff can "like" ideas, offer comments to improve them, and even volunteer their time towards helping grow them. Project Managers can search for specific expertise across the entire UC system. Engineers can engage with projects they have passion in and build their reputation.