Speaker Guide


Thank you for speaking at PrestoCon, taking place on March 24 at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport in San Mateo, California.

This is your official event speaker guide. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue to check back as the event gets closer as we will be adding additional speaker information, such as on-site details, as they are available. If you have any questions, please email

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  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 3
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Deadline: Tuesday, March 3
  • AV Requests Due: Tuesday, March 3
  • Presentation Upload Deadline: Monday, March 16


You were previously sent the registration link and access code in your notification email. If you did not receive this, please contact

To confirm that you will be presenting, please register as a speaker by Tuesday, March 3.

Visa Letter Requests

If you require a visa letter, please register for the event, and then complete the visa letter request form.

All visa letter requests must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event. Any visa letter requests made after the two-week deadline cannot be guaranteed.

We also ask that you please note the following:

  • Provision of a visa letter by The Linux Foundation does not guarantee visa approval as final approval is made at the sole discretion of the government of the event’s host country.
  • The Linux Foundation strongly recommends requesting a visa letter at your earliest possible convenience and to contact your local Embassy/Consulate with any visa questions you may have.
  • The Linux Foundation processes most visa letter requests in (3) business days.

Venue + Hotel Details

PrestoCon is being held at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, California  94402

Please see our Venue & Travel page for more information.

Schedule + Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced Wednesday, February 26 and will be posted on our website using You will receive an email directly from asking you to create your account; please make sure to upload your bio and photo.

Please note that all conference sessions are 30 minutes. If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or find that it conflicts with the content of another talk; or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact Jennifer Crowley

AV Details + Requirements

Any additional AV requests are due by Tuesday, March 3

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their own computer and adapters to use during their talk
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9  
  • A conference branded presentation template can be downloaded here; use of the template is optional
  • The room will include a screen, projector and (2) microphones

NOTE: The projectors have both VGA and HDMI capabilities/outputs and can accommodate either. If you require any additional AV, please email Jennifer Crowley with those needs by Tuesday, March 3. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate additional A/V needs; however, final approval for additional A/V requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Due by Friday, March 6

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of the event. In addition to providing a hard copy for accessibility purposes, we find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session.

Please note that your presentation slides should be submitted in PDF-format to and must be formatted in 16:9.

To upload slides:

  • Log into your PrestoCon speaker profile through or via the mobile site
  • On the top of the page, click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and add the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved

Promote Your Talk

Once the schedule is announced, we appreciate you spreading the word about #prestocon and your session – please find some sample tweets below to share on your social channels!

  • Proud to be chosen as a speaker for #PrestoCon – visit “link to your session” to add my talk to your schedule!
  • Thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting at #PrestoCon! Visit to see the full schedule 👍
  • Just learned my talk “Session Name” was accepted 🎉 See you all in San Mateo for #PrestoCon! “link to your session
  • Can’t wait to speak at #PrestoCon in San Mateo – visit to check out the full lineup!

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity and unconscious bias. It is strongly encouraged by the Linux Foundation that all our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.

Click here for the course.  

Code of Conduct

Please read, and abide, by our code of conduct, which can be found here. Our code of conduct is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.

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