I proposed an idea to speak at Midwest.io in Kansas City, 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 was working while speaking at the event. It took me 2 weeks to prepare for my 40 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I've been speaking for 1 year. Also, Conference organizers also arranged a driver from/to airport and were really communicative, accurate and attentive before, during and after the event. The quality of talks and diversity of speakers were really good. Great conference!

Submitted in late November 2015