I proposed an idea to speak at EmpireNode in New York. This was a local event. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 1 month to prepare for my 25 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 0 months. Also, This was my first conference talk!

Submitted in late October 2015