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: Cilantro

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


Honey Pepper Steak with Warm Rice Salad
Serves 2
Steaks drizzled with an easy and flavorful pan sauce made with common kitchen items. Add as much of the chipotle seasons as you can handle! The rice combines a … Eat Now


Faux Pho
Makes 2 bowls of soup
This is a cheap, easy way to cheat the fates and eat some pho, even though your budget won't allow it. Pho (pronounced fuh) is a Vietnamese soup typically made … 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


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


The Best Rice and Beans
Serves 2 as a main course, or 4 as a side dish
In 2013, Megan and I started adding some vegetarian meals to our diet. This is one of those dishes that makes the transition worthwhile. It is flavorful and satisfying … Eat Now


Tropical Scallops with Couscous
Seves 2
This one comes from Bob Blumer's Surreal Gourmet. The mixture of fresh fruits may seem out of place in a savory dish, but I promise you are going to love this one … Eat Now


Thai Salad With Grilled Steak
Serves 2 as a main course, or 4 as a side dish
This salad has some great textures - tender steak, crisp vegetables, and creamy avocado. You must serve it with this Sesame Ginger Dressing. Eat Now