AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate AWS Lambda functions, run business workflows, and automate operations using state machines. The product has been live in the field for a year now, and it’s time to learn from what people are doing with it. In this session, we’ll present a series of innovative, high-impact, and just plain crazy applications of state machines from all sorts of customers. Guest-star Coca-Cola will show how they used Step Functions to support vending loyalty programs and product nutrition syndication. Managing application state is a central problem of building the serverless apps of the future; learn how Step Functions does it simply and scalably. Warning: there will be code!