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: 682.



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Ingredient: Basil

Ravioli with Pancetta and Phyllis's Salad
Serves 2
Don't let the long ingredient list fool you. This is a really quick and easy to prepare meal. It is a favorite week night meal. I use store bought ravioli, but … 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


Rib Eye with Chimichurri
Serves 2
I'm a steak lover. Steak is really easy to prepare correctly - season lightly, and don't over cook it. It is an ingredient that needs no enhancements, which is … Eat Now


Penne Bolognese
4 - 6 servings
At any given time, no matter the circumstance, I know I can ask Megan if she'd like some pasta with bolognese sauce, and that she will reply with an affirmative … Eat Now


Pappa al Pomodoro
Serves 4
My wife bought me a cookbook by a chef named David Rocco because his last name is my first name. And boy, am I glad she did. There are a lot of amazing recipes … Eat Now


Chicken rollups with fresh basil
Makes 4 Rollups
I developed a love affair for rollups when I worked at Amato's Sandwich Shop in Portland. Here a yummy wrap I invented to satiate my love of fresh, fragrant basil … Eat Now