I was invited to give a workshop at JSCONFCo in Colombia, so I travelled internationally to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I used my PTO to speak. It took me 7 days to prepare for my 90 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 3 years. This was a not for profit event. Also, Organizers are amazing, I had a great time! I enjoyed the country, the food and the conference.

Submitted in late October 2015