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2013 Forty Under 40: Jayson A. Manship

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“We’ve done some volunteer code work for not-for-profits” including working on the Irishfest website. “We code on technology that’s free, to help make it better for everyone.”

Age: 30

Owner, inSourceCode


Jayson Manship’s job title is Lead Nerd.

Co-founder of Indianapolis-based inSourceCode, Manship and his 12 coworkers write code for websites serving clients ranging from major political entities to professional sports teams. He has also done the Web work for the two “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” projects in Indiana.

The Ball State University grad’s career jump-started when he answered a job ad on Craigslist that read: “A right-leaning political organization is looking to hire 3-4 computer programmers.”

He requested more information, and the next thing he knows, the new media director of the Republican National Committee is calling.

“They hired me to lead a team of five people and we rebuilt the RNC digital Web stuff,” said Manship, who grew up in Anderson. He left the RNC to start his own company with co-worker Matt Turow. The RNC was inSourceCode’s first contract. More GOP candidates, committees and organizations signed on as clients.

One of life’s little ironies: Manship, who leans Republican, comes from a family of Democrats. His father has been the Madison County surveyor for 20 years, and his grandfather held the job before that.

Nor do he and his business partner share political views.

“We wanted to be hired for our coding,” said Manship.

Manship and inSourceCode also worked with Congressman Darrell Issa on the Madison Project, a program that allows anyone to comment on legislation going through Congress.

At Ball State, he did a triple major in management information systems, entrepreneurship and accounting. Web coding was something he learned on his own.

“I knew I wanted to run my own company,” said Manship. “I realized that most entrepreneurs fail because they can’t figure out cash flow,” so he studied accounting.

Manship and his wife, Amanda, live in downtown Noblesville. His company, now located in Noblesville, donates services to help small businesses and not-for-profits.•

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