I proposed an idea to speak at RubyConf in Colombia, so I travelled internationally to speak. The event gave me a free ticket. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 7 days to prepare for my 40 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 4 years. This was a not for profit event. Also, the organizers were awesome and made sure I was ok all the time

Submitted in late October 2015