I proposed an idea to speak at RedDotRubyConf in Singapore, so I travelled internationally 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 was working while speaking at the event. It took me 2 weeks to prepare for my 25 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 1 year. This was a not for profit event.