At Space Symposium meal events, everyone is a VIP. The Space Foundation "Seat Master" was designed to help coordinate assigned seating for sponsored meal tables. While the app has a silly name, it has been used for the serious business of offering excellent customer service and event management. The tool helped assign seats, print place cards, send bulk email and text alerts to attendees prior to meals and more.
This app grows every year, passed on to another developer lead in 2016 for additional cool features being added today.