I proposed an idea to speak at Open Source & Feelings in Seattle, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was paid 500 USD to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 6 days to prepare for my 40 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a person who has been speaking for 10 years. This was a for profit event. Also, I would absolutely speak at this event again

Submitted in late October 2015