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Introduction to Daylight
A three day course
June 7-9, 2000
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. Approximately one workstation will be provided for every two students. 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:
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 Norah MacCuish. Other Daylight research staff will be recruited for special topics.
FACILITIES:Summer School 2000 will be hosted at Daylight's new office building at 441 Greg Avenue in Santa Fe. A separate classroom and computer lab will be utilized. Daylight 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: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel, 750 North St. Francis Drive next door to Daylight. Call directly at 505-992-5860 or 505-982-5591 to reserve a room. Ask for the Daylight special meeting rate of $99 (single or double). Radisson fax: 505-988-2821.
FEES: Tuition and fees for all three days is $1200 US. Breakfast, snacks and lunches for three days are included.
ENROLLMENT LIMIT: Currently the enrollment limit is 20. To reserve a spot you must send Daylight your registration form with the tuition fee.