@burke and @ssmusoke, here is a small description of what is in mind with regards to the conference breakdown:
It is estimated the conference will take place for about 4hrs to 6hrs in a day. The hackathon will have the longest timeline of about 6hrs and the normal conference day would take 4hrs. The times listed below aims at ensuring all timezones are taken care of:
The hackathon is targeted to be on the first two days or the last days of the week. The hackathon would start at 4:30 pm IST | 2 pm Nairobi | 1 pm Cape Town | 12 pm WAT | 11 am UTC | 6 am Boston | 3 am Seattle and run up to 10:30 pm IST | 8 pm Nairobi | 7 pm Cape Town | 6 pm WAT | 5 pm UTC | 12 pm Boston | 9 am Seattle.
The conference sessions would start at 6:30 pm IST | 4 pm Nairobi | 3 pm Cape Town | 2 pm WAT | 1 pm UTC | 8 am Boston | 5 am Seattle and run up to 10:30 pm IST | 8 pm Nairobi | 7 pm Cape Town | 6 pm WAT | 5 pm UTC | 12 pm Boston | 9 am Seattle.
Any plenary session would be scheduled between 6:30 pm IST | 4 pm Nairobi | 3 pm Cape Town | 2 pm WAT | 1 pm UTC | 8 am Boston | 5 am Seattle and run up to 8:30 pm IST | 6 pm Nairobi | 5 pm Cape Town | 4 pm WAT | 3 pm UTC | 10 am Boston | 7 am Seattle. This 2hr time slot is estimated to be ideal as it would be possible to have most community members, implementations, and representatives from MOH present.
The above proposal is subject to change based on scheduled activities and the community interests and hence we may use fewer days and hours or fully utilize the targeted days and hours.