The rise and fall of a startup, and what I learned as a developer

Learning to program in the midst of a startup

Sarah Morris O’Keefe
5 min readMar 5, 2020

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Photo by Mario Gogh on Unsplash

The story of Octerra is one that is sometimes exciting, sometimes bitter, and unfortunately, very common. I worked at a startup from its conception through its end, where our funding ended up falling through, and there are a lot of things I learned in the process. Even though I…

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Sarah Morris O’Keefe

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