On Saturday, 28th August, MadLab  are hosting "U3 - an Ubuntu and Upstream UnWorkshop day" in collaboration with HacMan , ManLug  and Manchester Free Software  to coincide with the Ubuntu Global Jam .
An UnWorkshop Day is a day of talks and workshops, where the timetable and topics are defined by the people who attend on the day, similar to unconferences like BarCamps but with more of a collaborative feel. There will be lots of things going on, and whatever we do together, we'll have gurus and experts from various disciplines there to help us! The day will be mainly focused around the Ubuntu  Operating System but will also look at the other projects that help to make up that system (known as Upstream Sources), including the Debian project, Gnome and KDE Desktop Environments and many more.
Do you want to understand how best to report, track and even fix bugs in the Open Source projects and programs you use? Are you an artist and would like to know about getting your works included in a Free Software project? Maybe you'd like to try the latest beta release of Ubuntu (codenamed Maverick Meerkat) to see what's coming, or find out what it's like to install a Linux Distribution on different hardware platforms? Would you like to write documentation, instructions or just find out how best you can help others in the community? Can you help people who are not able to read English, by translating words and phrases from programs and documents for projects like Ubuntu into other languages? Have you ever wondered how you could create installable program packages so that people running Linux distributions like Debian or Ubuntu can use them?
If any of this sounds interesting to you, please get your FREE ticket above (tickets become available from 12th August at 1pm), and we look forward to seeing you on the day! Can't wait to get involved? Join the mailing list at http://pielists.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/u-cubed and be a part of the discussion.
 MadLab is a community space for technology and art interested people. It is located at 36-40 Edge St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 1HN, and has a website at http://madlab.org.uk
 HacMan is a group of hardware and software hackers who meet every Wednesday at MadLab. They have a website at http://hacman.org.uk
 ManLug is Manchester's Linux Users Group who normally meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Their website is at http://www.manlug.org/
 Manchester Free Software is a Free Software advocacy group, and they meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Their website is at http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/Manchester
 The Ubuntu Global Jam is an event where the Ubuntu Community "get together and make Ubuntu better". There are more details at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam
 Ubuntu is the name of an Operating System based on Linux. Their website is at http://ubuntu.com