I proposed an idea to speak at CSSConf AU in Melbourne, Australia, 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 took unpaid time off to speak. It took me 3 weeks to prepare for my 35 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 1 year. This was a not for profit event. Also, The organizers took us to the zoo and made sure we were having a great time

Submitted in late October 2015