The time has come at last for the CenturyLink Cloud team to make the (not so) long and (potentially) perilous journey to Santa Clara for UBM TechWeb’s Cloud Connect conference. Read on to learn about the sessions and tracks we’ll be leading, where you’ll find the CenturyLink Cloud team, and what you can do to pick up a free expo pass and discounted tickets.

First up: in a free session, Cloud Foundry’s James Watters and Jared Wray from the Iron Foundry team at CenturyLink Cloud will discuss open PaaS services for enterprise developers. They’ll give a live demo from the stage and share the best practices they’ve learned from real experiences deploying PaaS on a public cloud—which you can take and apply today to your organization’s private cloud. Read more about the session here.

But that’s not all… Explore the performance potential of cloud computing at Cloud Connect’s Performance and Availability track—chaired by CenturyLink Cloud VP Wendy White and featuring speakers from XSP, Zynga, and CFN. Wendy’s blog post summarizing each of the track sessions will help you plan out which sessions to attend as well as reveal the hidden connections shared by natural disasters, race cars, and high-stakes trading. Intrigued? Check out the post here.

To join the free session led by Jared and James (and get some great swag on the expo floor), register here for a free Expo Pass (use priority code CPNACC95). Want the full conference experience? The same code will get you a 25% discount off of your all-access admission.

Finally if you’re feeling friendly, stop by booth 308 to say hello to the CenturyLink Cloud team, learn about the latest developments in enterprise cloud, and snag some choice giveaways. We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara from 2/13 – 2/16!