Rocco Tripaldi

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Hello. My name is Rocco Tripaldi and I work for Automattic helping to make Jetpack awesome. I launched this website in May, 2013 as a place to store my family recipes, and to showcase some of my favorite software projects that I’ve worked on.

In addition to cooking up food and computer code, I also enjoy:

  • my lovely wife is an actress and playwright
  •  I got a BA in Graphic Communications
  •  I’v been playing since 1992, and I need to do it more!
  • Disc Golf, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Cat Petting

BruteProtect + Jetpack

I'm thrilled to report that, at the end of August 2014, Automattic acquired BruteProtect, a WordPress plugin that I'd been working on for the past 2 years or so. As part of the aquisition, founder Sam Hotchkiss, and the rest of the team were welcomed into the company behind WordPress! We will join the Jetpack team to integrate our brute force protection and help out with some other big changes. I'm so excited.

Listening to: My starred playlist on Spotify




Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted website with the best features from I started with this lovely team in August 2014 to help integrate some brute force protection and build some cool new features.

<span> paintings

These bizarre paintings are from the mind of Chris Sullivan, an artist who works in Portland, Maine. Blending HTML code and art was pretty time consuming for Chris. I made his life a bit easier by building an online tool that auto-generates the HTML.


BruteProtect is a WordPress plugin that offers protection against brute force attacks. I signed on as a contributor to this plugin in May 2013. In the spring of 2014, we launched a premium version of the plugin, which can be found at In August 2014, we were acquired by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.


Valuate is an art project by Chris Sullivan, an artist who works in Portland, Maine. The project has an online presence, which allows the public at large to collaborate. We are currently looking for a gallery to show Valuate.

Flight of Phrase

Flight of Phrase is my first jQuery plugin published on June 16, 2013. Use the links below to learn more. Approximate download count: 675.



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Category: Produces Leftovers

Blueberry BBQ Pulled Pork
Makes about 6 Sandwiches
This recipe features Maine's key crop in three ways. Blueberry infused barbecue sauce, fresh or frozen whole berries, and blueberry bagels. For the sauce, I use … Eat Now


Autumn Turkey Soup
4 bowls of soup
This is the first meal I ever cooked for my Mom. The soup, which I've adapted from a Food and Wine cookbook, reminds me of the stew she cooked for me as a boy. … Eat Now


Supreme Ginger Pork Soup
4 bowls of soup
Cabbage, potatoes, and pork is a favored combination on my Mom's side of the family. In this recipe, that I've adapted from a Food and Wine cookbook, fresh ginger … Eat Now


Zucchini and Sausage Soup
4 bowls of soup
This is a super quick, and highly satisfying soup. Your guests will believe you slaved away all day to make this soup, when in reality it takes a little over a … Eat Now


Gazpacho with Goat Cheese Nachos
4 - 6 servings
When we started our search for warm weather recipes, a good gazpacho was at the top of my list. There are, of course, many to choose from, but I found one from … Eat Now


Penne with Sausage and White Beans
Serves 4
This is one of those recipes I can recite from memory because I've made it many times for Megan. It is very nice comfort food to enjoy on a chilly fall or winter … Eat Now


Broccoli Parmigiano Soup
Serves 4
This delicious soup is adapted from a recipe on the Williams Sonoma website. Their broccoli soup does not include any cheese. I decided to amp it with some cheese … Eat Now


Megan's Big and Cheesy
Serves 4
This is a pretty standard Mac and Cheese recipe that Megan and I have adapted over many belt-busting meals. If you really want to make Megan happy, skip the step … Eat Now


Chicken Paprikash
Serves 4
This simple and delicious Hungarian recipe is a like a lighter stroganoff with a slight peppery bite. I found this recipe in my favorite Food and Wine cookbook. … Eat Now