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.

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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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Region: ‘Merica

Not-so-sloppy Joes
Serves 3
I've left the salad pretty much as is on the BA recipe, but I've adapted the sloppy joe a bit. Instead of the standard soft roll, I like to prepare mine like a … Eat Now


Savory Sour Cream Chicken With Roasted Roots
Serves 2
I love this meal. There's not much to it. Itis very easy to prepare, however it does take about an hour for the potatoes to roast up properly. Give yourself ample … Eat Now


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


John's Greasy Chicken Bake
Serves 2
Papa John has made this feast for Megan and I on a few occasions, and it always warms and satisfies the soul. It's great for a romantic meal for two, but you can … Eat Now


Aunt Jayne's Dijon Pork Chops
Serves 2
I first tried these chops on my 30th birthday. My aunt Jayne made them for a small group of us, including Megan, my mom, and my Aunt Sue. Jayne told me that this … 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