I proposed an idea to speak at CodeMash in Ohio. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. The event assisted with part of my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I used my PTO to speak. My speaking slot was 1 hour for this event, and I had a mostly good time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 4 months. This was a not for profit event.