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PLAN C: Atlanta – A Beats C

Decatur Makers continues to be a hub for makers in the area, connecting with Atlanta and Georgia Tech. Irm Diorio, the Executive Director of Decatur Makers, said: “One of our members posted to the group – ‘Hey, anyone interested in just getting together to talk about hacking, making PPE? There’s going to be this need.’” It was the start of Atlanta Beats Covid-19 (ABC), which is now a collaboration among four makerspaces in Atlanta and a civic response to fulfill requests for thousands of PPE. The actual work, though, started by “scouring the internet to see ‘what’s out there, what are people asking for?’” said Irm. Through connections to the medical community, some of the members began asking doctors and nurses directly what they specifically needed.

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