I am sad to announce that after deep deliberation I have decided to step down as Chair of Digital Media. I am afraid that the values and atmosphere I once cherished at Dallas Makerspace have slowly been pulled out of the day to day operations of the space. With constant fighting over funds, with distrust and a lack of communication running rampant and an outright attack on the foundation of our space, our teachers, I have decided I simply cannot take part.
I cannot support a board that refuses to communicate clearly and ethically. I cannot support a space that removes people from positions without even the decency to speak with them first. This type of leadership, in my opinion, is not fit to lead. I have been busy in Las Vegas starting a company and it’s where my focus feels most deserved. I hope when I come back DMS will have regained some of the compassion that once made it a place I was proud to be a part of.
Adnan E. Chahbandar