Dispute Resolution Committee

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Use the Code of Conduct Report Form to submit a report for an incident you believe to have violated the Code of Conduct.

You can also email the committee directly at coc-reporting@makeict.org


MakeICT is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. This goal is comprehensive, applying to all MakeICT spaces, including the physical makerspace, websites, forum, event locations, and any other spaces, both online and off.

The Code of Conduct Reports Committee was established for the purpose of fairly considering and addressing instances of Code of Conduct violations.

The committee's workflow is a RIVER:

  • Receive the report.
  • Investigate the claims made in the report.
  • Verify the details.
  • Evaluate whether the report is actionable.
  • Recommend a course of action to the Board via a determination.

Committee Members

  • Serena Oden-Powers, Chair
  • Doug Wilson
  • James Lancaster

General Notes

  • The committee is new, and obviously has been unable to make any determinations prior to its formation. However, reports received prior to that point are on file and have been consulted for determinations considering those past reports.
  • A determination can be made by the committee at any time. The timing does not imply level of concern, absence of prior interventions, or any particular motivation.
  • The committee (as well as the board) will not allow the membership of MakeICT to be placed in danger pending the issuance of a determination.
  • Confidentiality is the foremost concern regarding release of any information pertaining to the subject matter of reports, including the content of determinations.
  • Given the need to preserve confidentiality and the safety of both Reporters and Persons of Concern, the committee cautions against rumors and unwarranted assumptions, because these contribute to toxicity and the spread of misinformation.


On April 20, 2023, the Board voted to approve this committee.

The information below was accepted by the Board of Directors as a Work in Progress, at the Regular Board Meeting of June 15, 2023. It is subject to additional experience, and suggestions from membership, the Board, and the ADAH Committee for additions, clarifications and deletions.

Code of Conduct Reporting - Process, Procedure and Reporting

This group has been set up through the ADAH Policy: Read The Policy

From that policy: “We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. Investigations will be kept as confidential as possible. At our discretion, the results of substantiated investigations may be made public if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of MakeICT members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent. Nothing in this section precludes contacting the police or other legal authorities when indicated."

Past Determinations


This determination involves a report of a member discussing committing bodily harm to various other members. The report has been investigated and found to be credible.

Member is permanently banned by board vote as of June 29th 2023.


This determination involves multiple reports concerning a member. The reports describe violations of MakeICT’s Code of Conduct spanning several months, and sources include prospective, current, and former members; 14 violations in total.

Member is permanently banned by board vote as of June 29th 2023.