I was invited to give a workshop at Software Architect in London, so I travelled internationally to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was paid 1350 GBP 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 3 days to prepare for my 1 day speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a man who has been speaking for 10 years. This was a for profit event. Also, the organisers take great care of the speakers, and have very fair terms for breakout sessions as well and not just workshops.

Submitted in mid November 2015