Michael Fagan


Ontario Digital Service
Not a project per-se, as it’s my job. You can sometimes spot me on our blog.
I’ve become somewhat addicted, especially to the World Family Tree on Geni, and have also done DNA testing.
Fagan Finder
Search and other web tools and information about web searching. Began in 2000 as my personal home page, open to the public in 2001, and very active until 2003. I made some updates in 2010, 2017, 2019, and 2020.

Past projects

An organization I started that runs free public events in Toronto, where anyone can bring clothing to be repaired by volunteers. It’s still running, but I am no longer very involved.
Waste Nothing
Waste Nothing makes it easy to find out how best to use and dispose of unwanted items, by combining information from municipalities, non-profits, residents, etc.
Event-Participant Manager
Web-based open source application for coordinating events, built initially for Not Far From The Tree.
Flashcard-like study tools, based on one I built to help myself with a university course. I went through several prototypes but ultimately closed the project.
I worked on this as part of a winter 2005 internship with A9. OpenSearch is a specification for machine-readable search information, now widely used.
Both a search engine for the University of Waterloo, and an attempt to make a general search application that could be tailored to other uses. Developed mostly from May 2005 to April 2006.
The Futurama Icon Page
My first substantial website, 1998 to 1999.