Call For Proposals (CFP)


Presto is the fast and reliable SQL query engine for data analytics and the open lakehouse. It’s used by many organizations for running ad hoc queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from gigabytes to petabytes. PrestoCon provides an opportunity to present topics related to how you use Presto and learnings and best practices around the Presto open source project and the PrestoDB repo.

Presto is run by all sizes of data platform teams, including at a massive scale at Meta, Uber, Bytedance, and more.

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Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Friday, October 7, 11:59 pm PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, October 18
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, October 19
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, December 2
  • Event Date: Wednesday, December 7 – Thursday, December 8

Suggested Topics

  • Using and Integrating PrestoDB
  • Presto in production case studies
  • Performance (measurement, optimization, scalability)
  • APIs, discovery services, and configuration pipelines
  • Monitoring in practice (logging, tracing, stats)
  • Presto in the cloud
  • Presto Connectors
  • Presto ecosystem and integration
  • Presto for the data lakehouse

Submission Types

  • Sessions – 50 minutes total, including Q&A
  • Lightning Talks – 10-15 minutes total
  • Workshops – 1 ½ – 2 hours total

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – Complimentary passes for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.

How To Give a Great Tech Talk

In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.

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Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.