HackNight At Pi
VII Edition

Adaptive UI Challenge

December 5th, 2019 – 5 PM – Pi 6 (Via Indonesia 23, Rome)

Networking at the intersection between AI and Design

A Clash of Minds

Top Developers
Top Designers
Knockout Challenges
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Speakers & Mentors

The Search for
An Intelligent Web

The next version of the Internet will be more and more human-centered and customized. For both designers and developers one of the next challenges is to create dynamic interfaces that can optimize their usage based on the information available, the user who is visiting the page, and her behavior.

To anticipate these trends we have organized a meetup with the AI and Design communities, calling developers and designers to form teams, brainstorm solutions to real scenario issues, and come up with new ideas and challenges.

HackNight Guests

Trond Wuellner

Director of Product Management @ Google

Product Lead for Google’s Notebook and Tablet business unit. Seasoned product leader focused in the intersection of software and AI with well designed hardware products. Trond is a general manager responsible for all aspects of the product development including crafting strategy, building teams, technology development and executing to go to market.

Former member of the Chrome OS (2010), Google OnHub (2015), Google WiFi (2016) and Google Pixelbook (2017). 

Luba Elliott

Researcher in the creative applications of AI

Curator, artist and researcher specialized in artificial intelligence in the creative industries. She is currently working to educate and engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through talks, exhibitions and tech demonstrations at venues across the art, business and technology spectrum.

Curator of Impakt Festival 2018, ART-AI Festival and upcoming NeurIPS 2019 Workshop “Machine Learning for Creativity and Design”

Nadia Piet

Creator of the toolkit aimeets.design

Workshops designer and facilitator at DECODED. Design researcher exploring the intersection of AI and design with MOBGEN | Fjord | Accenture Interactive. Author of the AI meets Design toolkit , a set of tools for each step of the design (thinking) process to help designers turn AI into social, user, and business value, based on 6-months of design research in collaboration with MOBGEN | Accenture Interactive.

HackNight Mentors and Jurors

Marco Trombetti

Marco Trombetti

Pi Campus and Translated co-founder and CEO. Pioneer in the use of the AI in the language field.

Trond Wuellner

Director of Product Management @ Google​

Simone Scardapane

Assistant professor @ Sapienza University. Italian Association for Machine Learning (IAML) Co-Founder

Sébastien Bratrières

AI Programme Director at Pi School, former PhD Researcher in Statistical Machine Learning at University of Cambridge

Carlo Frinolli

Nois3 founder, World Usability Day Rome and Sketch and Design Rome Meetup organizer

Gaia Zuccaro

UI Designer, Judge @cssdesignawards, TAG Ui Master Coordinator

Matteo Modena

Matteo Modena

We Meet Brands co-founder, Professor of Methodology of Design at IED, For Friends Not For Brands organizer

Patrizia Boglione

Translated Creative Director, former Creative Strategic Director at Angelini Design, former ADCE board member.

Lapo Ceccherelli

Filo co-founder and professor of Startup fundamentals at IED

who we will do

About the HackNight

We firmly believe that, as technology is becoming a commodity, emotions will become the key element of technology in the future. That’s why we promote the meeting between engineers and designers. Hopefully, the next big thing will come out from those networking events and we will be among the first investors .

Leverage Existing Apps

Teams will be asked to pick a concrete web- or app-based user interface which would benefit from a personalised design influenced by usage patterns.

Create Innovative Solutions

You will have to work out how, concretely, you would, in a real-life scenario, measure usage patterns, adapt the UI/UX using machine learning and AI, evaluate benefits. Then rinse and repeat.

Identify New Challenges

Point out what challenges you perceive for the field: we're looking for genuinely hard issues which deliver big value if they can be overcome.

who we will do

About the Challenge

Attending the competition is free, but you must be invited. If no-one invited you, you can still ask for an invitation below. Participants will be organized in teams with designers and developers.



The members of the winning team will be rewarded with the new Apple AirPods Pro, in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation and customizable fit.

Request an Invitation

This event is invite-only. If you didn’t get an invite and want to take part in the challenge, please fill in the following form. If someone pointed you to this page, specify who in the notes.

If you only want to attend the event, specify it in the dev/designer select. Due to limited seats, we have to restrict the number of attendees for our open events. Please, note that guests can bring a companion and suggest to us people to invite. Be aware that requesting an invitation does not guarantee you will be invited.