Daylight Summer School 2001 -- 5-7 June 2001

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Course announcement:

Introduction to Daylight

A three day course

June 5-7, 2001
Radisson Hotel
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Daylight is pleased to offer to our licensees a 3-day introductory course on Daylight software and theory.

SYNOPSIS: The three main units of the course will be (1) Languages and Applications, (2) Database Administration, and (3) Toolkit Programming. These units will correspond to the three days of the course. Students not wishing to attend all three sessions may pursue a self-study option by special arrangement.

AUDIENCE: The course will be designed for Daylight novices, although basic knowledge of unix, and for toolkit programming, a programming language, is expected.

FORMAT: Classes will be divided into lecture and lab time. Students will be assigned hands-on practice to reinforce each lesson. There will also be plenty of opportunity for experimentation and study based on students' specific needs and interests.

COURSE OUTLINE: A general outline of the course follows:

  1. Daylight Basics
  2. Daylight Administration
  3. Daylight Toolkits

LEARNING OUTCOMES: After completing this course, students should have a basic understanding of the languages and algorithms used in the Daylight Chemical Information System, and a practical knowledge of the applications available to accomplish a wide range of tasks. The Administration Unit should provide a working knowledge of designing, creating and managing molecule and reaction databases, including ways to make these tasks more convenient and reliable. The Toolkit Unit should give students an understanding of the object-oriented approach to Daylight Toolkit programming, some familiarity with the library of toolkit functions and how they are organized and the library of existing contributed source code, and experience in developing and debugging an original program.

INSTRUCTORS: The lead instructors will be Jeremy Yang and Michael A. Kappler. Other Daylight research staff will be recruited for special topics.

FACILITIES:Summer School 2001 will be hosted at the Radisson Hotel, 750 North St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM, 87501. The hotel overlooks Santa Fe from the north, with easy access (1 mile) to the Historic Plaza, the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the Pecos Wilderness.

LODGING: Rooms are available at the Radisson Hotel. Call directly at 505-992-5860 or 505-982-5591 (8AM-5PM, MST) to reserve a room. Ask for the Daylight corporate rate of $89 (single or double). Radisson fax: 505-988-2821. Please register soon! Santa Fe hotel rooms are in high demand in summer.

FEES: Tuition and fees for all three days is $1200 US (+ $400 computer lease if applicable). Breakfast, snacks and lunches for three days are included.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer): Students are encouraged to bring their own computers for use in the computer lab and the hands-on portion of the course.

Configuration requirements:

Also encouraged:

If you are unable to BYOC, you may contact Daylight for assistance in leasing a computer. The leasing fee will be $400. However, availability is limited.

ENROLLMENT LIMIT: Currently the enrollment limit is 30. To reserve a spot you must send Daylight your registration form with the tuition fee.



For more information:
Course content, registration, lodging:
Jeremy Yang <> 505-954-3289
Michale A. Kappler <> 505-954-3295
Orlando Sanchez <> 949-367-9990


Daylight Chemical Information Systems, Inc.