I proposed an idea to speak at Droidcon NYC in New York, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I took unpaid time off to speak. My speaking slot was 40 minutes for this event, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 3 years. This was a for profit event. Also, the Intel women sponsorship paid for my flight and I was staying with a friend, so I didn't have any out-of-pocket expense for flight and lodging.

Submitted in late October 2015