As summer rolls to a close, check out some great events for interactive marketers in a variety of areas including mobile apps, job hunting, networking and search!

August 5
Java Meetup Minneapolis (#JMU612)
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Urban Bean Coffee

Twin Cities Uber Marketers, Business Junkies and Social Media Rebels meet together to discuss a variety of subjects. This month's will cover the mobile applications.

August 9
AdFed's The Dog and Pony Show: Call for Entries
All Day

Trot it out. Dust it off. Primp, fluff, shave and trim. Your creative endeavors are due for reckoning at The Dog & Pony Show. You could very well be deemed worthy...or not.

August 10
Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters
7:30 - 9:30 am
University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus - Terrence Murphy Hall

Join MN AMA in August for "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters" with noted job search expert Kevin Donlin, a program designed to jump-start your job search and set you on the path to a career you’ll love—whether you’re on the job market and want to find work faster, or currently employed but wanting to position yourself for your next step.

August 12
Alphabet Bash 2010 (#abcbash10)
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Epic Center

Don't miss the premier networking event for advertising, marketing and communications professionals in the Twin Cities. The fifth annual Alphabet Bash is hosted by AdFed, MN AMA, IABC MN, MDMA, MIMA, MNWIFT, MWMC, PRSA, and AWM-MN.

August 18
Universal Search: Real-Time, Personalization and Social (#MIMA)
5:15 pm
Nicollet Island Pavilion

Maximizing your website search engine results use to consist of simply using the right keywords. Now, a cool new form of search results has swept the Web, all designed to bring an awesome user experience to people. Welcome to the world of Universal Search. What does it mean? Join us as Miguel Salcido, Director of SEO at Geary Interactive share his thoughts on what you can do to be integrate smart search into real results.

August 19
Twin Cities Thursday Happy Hours Summer Bash (#TCTHH)
5:30 pm

The NSHMBA MSP Chapter is the title sponsor for this event and will be providing a free drink ticket to the first 250 guests at the event and raffle prizes; including a flat screen TV, Blue Ray, iPod and NSHMBA memberships. In addition to that Santorini has been kind enough to provide its patio/private room space, complimentary valet parking and food for the group.