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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Ingredient: Chicken

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


Rocco's Tacos with Plantains and Guacamole
Serves 2
I've been making these tacos since 2010 and they've always been a favorite. I never thought to call them Rocco's Tacos until my friend Caleb pointed out how awesome … 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


Kiwi Salsa with Pan Fried Chicken
Serves 2
This is a fast and refreshing meal for the warm weather nights. The salsa is tangy, sweet and pairs nicely with the pan-seared chicken. Pork chops or a nice white … Eat Now


Chicken Kiev
Serves 2
This recipe has been adapted from Bob Blumer's fantastic cookbook, The Surreal Gourmet. I recommend grabbing a copy. You'll definitely love the delicious, creative … 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 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


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