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: 682.



Happy to Help

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Italian Cold Cut Bagels

Makes 4 Sandwiches

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I invented these sandwiches one day to make our lunches more exciting. I can only eat so many ham, cheese and pickles on white bread. What really elevates this sandwich is the addition of Hannaford Brand Red Pepper and Tomato Bruschetta. If your local grocer doesn’t carry this, try mixing a 2/3 cup of your favorite marinara sauce with 2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil.



  • 1/2 lb. of smoked deli ham sliced thin
  • 8 slices of genoa salami
  • 4 onion bagels
  • 4 large romaine leafs
  • 4 oz ricotta salata
  • 1 cup of Hannaford Brand Red Pepper and Tomato Bruschetta
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  1. Toast bagels
  2. Shred lettuce
  3. Divide the ham into four equal portions and pile onto the bottom halves of the bagels. Top each with with two slices of salami.
  4. Pile the lettuce onto each bagel and season with the pepper.
  5. Crumble the ricotta salata onto the lettuce.
  6. Spread the bruschetta on the top halves of the bagels.
  7. Sandwich together the tops and bottoms. Serve!