The concept requires 3 full time employees to begin with and I interviewed one potential employee the other day but now I need to start interviewing potential developers.
The forums are just a small component of it however the features of the XF forums are used throughout the site and it also uses 3rd party software packages that need to be integrated with the XF backbone. Just as an example and just for the sake of this discussion, say I wanted to have a photo gallery that uses a html5 version of CoolIris type of feature. The developer would need to ascertain the potential for the XF gallery to be adapted OR source a 3rd party application and integrate it to the XF backbone. This is just an example of what the developer would need to do.
SO, my question is...What skills would I need to look for in a developer? What experience, knowledge and what technologies would the developer need to have? Obviously HTML, PHP and what other technologies would he/she need to have to work with XF and general technologies that are current or upcoming?
Thanks for any ideas