Chrissy Rey, didn’t start off as a web developer, but rather as a zoologist. While she was in college in the early nineties, she spent a summer volunteering at the local zoo, where she had the chance to work with orangutans, gorillas, monkeys, and many other animals. Shortly after college, through a series of twists and turns, she became a web developer and eventually became an expert in Flash. Remember Flash? She wrote books about it and spoke at conferences, where she was often one of only a handful of women. After hitting a few glass ceilings, and burning out from working unrealistic hours during the dot-com boom, Chrissy decided she needed to start a company that did things differently, and that’s how Pongos Interactive was born. She had to come up with a name, so she decided to incorporate the name of my favorite animals from my zoology days. Pongo pygmaeus is the scientific name for orangutan, and Pongos Interactive sounded a bit more professional than Orangutan Interactive. And there you have it!