Expensicon 2016 – Day One

After a five and a half hour flight from Los Angeles to Maui, I was ready to work, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. My good friends at Expensify were gracious enough to invite me out to their first ever, invite only, Expensicon.

The best thing about the first day is the family reunion aspect of it. For me, anyway, I get so excited to see my friends, who have become like family, gather from all corners of the world, in Maui of all places.

I asked David Barrett, Founder & CEO of Expensify,

“Why Maui of all places?”

His response,

“We tried to think of the most amazing place possible.”

I love a person who keeps things simple, don’t you?

Expensify has gone all out, and done everything first class all the way. Prior to the event, they made it very clear, that when they say, “all expenses paid,” they mean, “all expenses paid.” About a week ago we all received an e-mail to this effect. The e-mail included an invite to an Expensify policy for us to sign into, and submit all of our expenses for reimbursement.

Expensicon Expense Policy

I’m going to test this and see if my upgrade to first class on the flight here is included 😉

The Andaz resort is amazing! It was also kind of cool, when they replied to my tweet, after I posted my video with the view from my room, that doesn’t suck (just like Expensify’s Expense reports don’t suck):

After catching up with Misty Megia, Sara Laidlaw, and some other great friends, poolside, Expensify kicked things off with a welcome reception, down at the bottom pool. It was an amazing beginning to an amazing conference, but don’t take my word for it? In fact what are you doing reading this? Go watch the video, and share with me in the experience!

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