I proposed an idea to speak at JSConf US in Amelia Island, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I used my PTO to speak. It took me 2 months to prepare for my 30 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 1 year. This was a not for profit event. Also, Speak if you have the opportunity or want to try it. It's a beautiful experience. I learned a lot about myself and would love to speak again.

Submitted in late October 2015