Lake Michigan's Left Coast Message Boards

Fagan was a full-time employee of, Oprah Winfrey’s official website. She was promoted to manager of web development and worked for Ms. Winfrey for a total of five years. message board message board

Oprah Winfrey had a very large active fan base around the world. The message boards were an important part of the fan community. They were in need of a redesign and code update.


The message boards were written in a proprietary code based on Python. At the time, no one on staff had the skills to work on them. No one knew what could or could not be done with the user interface.


Fagan learned Python and the proprietary code and went on to redesign, recode, debug, and maintain the message boards. The boards continued to be a vital part of as well as a fantastic forum for user feedback on interface designs.

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