All About You: Burke Ingraffia

Burke IngraffiaAfter living in Fairhope, Alabama for six years where he started his own web development and online marketing company, Point Clear Media, Burke Ingraffia moved back home to New Orleans and brought his company with him. He now teaches Internet technologies, music technologies, and online marketing in the Department of Music Industry Studies at Loyola University.

Burke is also a performer and singer/songwriter who has an original song catalog numbering over 60. He was a 2012 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, which is considered an honor in folk music circles.

See how this multi-talented tech lover answered our All About You questions:

What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?

Right now as I get to know my students better I am developing my syllabi in order to provide them with the knowledge of digital technologies they will need to succeed in the music and entertainment industries, either as musicians or behind-the-scenes.

If you wrote a regular column for Silicon Bayou News what would it be about and what would you name it?

It would be a web programming and multimedia column, and I would call it Regular Expressions.

If you could win any award in the world, which would you be most proud to possess?

Quietest Screamer

If you were stuck on an elevator for two hours, what one person (dead or alive) would you choose to be stuck with?


IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?


If you had to pick a drink to describe yourself (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) what would it be?

Southern Comfort.

Tell us about your biggest failure.

I am horrible at sales. I would rather give things away.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Crispy Bacon.

If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?

Probably the 1200’s.

What are you most excited about happening on the Silicon Bayou that you aren’t directly involved in?

I think the entrepreneurial incubators such as Idea Village and Propeller are fostering a mindset that had not been in New Orleans during my lifetime. I think their efforts will be fruitful not just in the short term, but for generations.

The standard superpower dichotomy:

Make sense out of senselessness.