I was invited to speak at Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, TX, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event offered me a discounted ticket to buy, and I was not paid to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer paid all of my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 6 days to prepare for my 60 minutes speaking slot, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 5 years. This was a not for profit event.

Submitted in late October 2015