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.



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Ingredient: Pasta

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


Easy Pea-sy Pasta
Serves 2 as a main course, or 4 as a side dish
I invented this recipe when Megan and I were having a tough money month. We had to hold back spending and eat some cheaper meals. That month, I became something … 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


Penne with Sausage and White Beans
Serves 4
This is one of those recipes I can recite from memory because I've made it many times for Megan. It is very nice comfort food to enjoy on a chilly fall or winter … Eat Now


Rotini with Tuna Cream Sauce
Serves 4
I must thank David Rocco for inadvertently helping me convince my wife that canned tuna can be delicious. Once we learned this recipe, we ate it once-a-week for … 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 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