I proposed an idea to speak at EmberConf in Portland. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was paid 500 USD to speak. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was working while speaking at the event. It took me 5 days to prepare for my 30 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I've been speaking for 1 year.

Submitted in early November 2015