Peggy Bustamante (News Applications Developer)

Peggy Bustamante

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."

While at Digital First Media's Thunderdome, she was the lead developer on such projects as the March Madness interactive "Bracket Advisor" and an Oscar ballot voting app.

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.