Peggy Bustamante is a news applications developer at Digital First Media’s Thunderdome, creating data-driven and interactive projects for all of the company’s websites.
Before joining Digital First Media in 2012, Ms. Bustamante was a news applications/interactives developer at Newsday on Long Island in New York. During her two years at the news organization, she conceived and built numerous data-driven interactives, specializing in sports-based projects, including the Emmy-nominated interactive video series "A Fighting Chance."
Ms. Bustamante has been a journalist for... well, more years than she cares to admit. Working for many years in print in Massachusetts and Texas, she started the transition to digital in the mid-90s, learning to code as part of her multimedia work. She also spent nine years as lead applications/interactives developer at Harvard University’s news office, and 14 years at the Boston Herald as a copy editor and TV news editor.
Ms. Bustamante has both a master’s degree in computer science and bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles, Calif.