I proposed an idea to speak at Devs Lobe Bacon 2014 in London. This was a local event. 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 was working while speaking at the event. It took me 3 months to prepare for my 30 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 0 years. This was a for profit event. Also, I'm never speaking at a conference again! I don't even go to conferences, I don't find them necessary TBH

Submitted in late October 2015