Bit Source is a software development company that designs, develops, and deploys websites, applications, games, tools, interactions, and software solutions.

Our capable and committed team of developers, architects, and designers combine creative excellence with technical rigor to develop innovative solutions that meet your business needs while creating an intuitive experience for the user.

Technical Rigor




Our diverse team of developers combine real world experience with established technologies and an industry leading work ethic to deliver world class products.

Lynn Parrish


Over a forty year career in the coal industry, Lynn developed an immense respect for coal industry workers and their skills. He is blessed to be involved with Bit Source and watch these displaced workers establish a tech sector in Appalachia.

Rusty Justice


Rusty is an unapologetic hillbilly. He loves Jesus, his family, baseball, and all things Appalachia. He appreciates the opportunity to play a small part in establishing a rural tech company in the mountains.

Justin Hall


A native Kentuckian from Elkhorn City, Justin began working in technology shortly after graduating from Pikeville College (now UPike) in 1997. Hall is excited about the opportunities surrounding Bit Source.

Payton May

Creative Director

“Payton is a being of sparking synaptic connections. His creativity is boundless and everflowing. But he ain’t too purdy.”

- Ralph

Adriana Abshire


Adriana is an Industrial Engineer with eight years experience in the Coal Industry. She is highly skilled and can speak Spanish and English fluently. Adriana is a mother of two and loves spending time with her family.

William Stevens


Previously William worked as a Surface Miner in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. He is 32-years-old and from Kimper, Kentucky. Stevens is married with three beautiful kids. He loves attending church.

Paul Gorman


With an education in drafting and design and a technical drawing background, Paul has been able to work in positions that allowed him to see the changes in the coal industry more directly.

Garland Couch


Born Sept, 1973 in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Garland, graduated from Whitesburg High in July 1991. He worked as a Lab Tech for nine years performing coal and soil analysis and worked in Maintenance Planning and Asset Management for twelve years.

James Johnson


He is the proud father of two sons, Neal and Noah, and has been married for 27 years to his wife, Donetta. He considers his employment with Bit Source as "just my third real job." Johnson, a recently ordained minister of the Baptist faith.

Brack Quillen


Brack has worked in the Mining Industry for the past ten years and was a member of an Underground Coal Mine Rescue Team. Brack is an avid comic book fan and he enjoys target shooting and lifting weights.

Shawn Hopkins


Pike County native Shawn Hopkins has worked in journalism, public relations, freelance writing, blogging, and social media management. He's looking forward to expanding his skillset and starting a new career at Bit Source.

Michael Harrison


A former underground coal miner who grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael is a father of one daughter. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Electronic Networking from Eastern Kentucky University in 2003. Michael moved to eastern Kentucky in 2008 to work underground.

Jamie Adams


A Knott County, Kentucky native, Jamie just recently graduated from Hazard Community College with an Associate Degree in Network Administration. After getting laid off from the coal mines and graduating from college he began his employment at Bit Source.


Eastern Kentucky’s Premier Software Development Company.

To create a sustainable business that attracts outside investments and yields acceptable profits while providing stable good paying jobs for Eastern Kentuckians. 
To grow a high tech community in Eastern Kentucky that drives innovation while allowing our associates to support their families without having to leave the area.
We value honesty, integrity, creativity, collaboration, hard work, ingenuity, Christian fellowship, family, community, and taking full advantage of opportunities as they arise.

Some Other Values…

The things we value most.

Customer Service - 100%

UK Basketball - 98%

Country Cookin' - 97%

Nerf Guns - 89%

Jokes - 85%

Candy - 80%


Our agile/scrum methodologies immersed in a culture of perpetual learning allow us to quickly adapt to new languages, frameworks, development environments, and platforms.

We will are willing to adapt to our clients' needs and specific product requirements.

Work with Us


We provide our clients with a holistic product development experience. As we guide you through our process, we not only build your product but can assist in content creation, management, and maintenance.


We use Drupal as a framework for our solutions as well as a CMS for our clients.


We design our products to respond to multiple devices and browsers.

UX Design

We use industry standards so that your product meets user expectations.


Front End Design

We walk you through the design process with prototypes and wireframes to meet your vision.

Theme implementation

If you’re operating within a tight budget we can provide options to serve your web needs.

Media Design

We create graphics, logos, videos, animations, and page layouts.


Programming Languages

C#, PHP, Bootstrap, jQuery and MySQL.


We train our clients so you can fully manage your own content, or we can manage it for you.


We analyze your existing systems and utilize or build modules to integrate your business processes.

Xamarin Studio

We currently develop applications on Xamarin.

Application Development

We develop mobile applications for iOS and Android.


We support iOS, Android, and Windows.

Some of Our Fun Facts

Stories Accepted


Our portfolio consists of websites, web tools, backend solutions, marketing solutions, user segmentation products, mobile applications, web application, and social networks. Our project list and vocabulary expand daily.


Client Feedback


Bit Source is an Agile software development company that focuses on delivering products that meet clients' expectations, budgets, and performance criteria.

Web Design

We provide our clients with custom design solutions per their project requirements.

Digital Media

We produce a wide variety of digital media for your project to be used across the web.

Web Development

We develop solutions for the web to improve your business process and help expand your market reach.

Game Development

We are working on game development internally and would love to hear about your project ideas.


If you’re unhappy with your current CMS we have experience in migrating sites to Drupal and would be happy to migrate your site.

Database Management

We will upgrade your database and advise you on the best products available to meet your business needs.


We have experience with architectural building tours in VR, and are experimenting with internal AR solutions.

Application Development

We create mobile applications for IOS and Android.

Our Process

Our Process occurs in three distinct phases.


In the Discovery Phase we define all of the Functional, Technical, and Visual and Design Requirements of your project and deliver documentation to guide our process.


In the Design Phase we work together to visualize your product through wireframes and rapid prototyping to arrive at a working prototype that we agree is the best solution for your project.


In the development phase your project groundwork is laid and our developers implement our plan and build your product while you watch, participate, and prioritize the entire process.


We've gotten a lot of attention for our story, now we want to get attention for our products and our execution. Let’s develop your product and grow your business.

BitSource and Mined Minds are on a mission: To revitalize Appalachia by bringing high-tech coding jobs to coal country. Michael Harrison heard the strange radio ad on his way to the unemployment office.

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