I recently launched a IPBoard community that is beginning to show traction. It's well placed for some explosive growth over the next few months.
With that being said, I have some industry (trading card game) related functionality I'd like to integrate into the forum.
As such, I'm hoping to find a suitable developer, but I'm a little lost as to where to look, and what kind of skills I should be looking for.
My background: I used to work at Shopify, and currently work as a Product Owner in an industry leading company. I have technical, design and product experience.
The rough functionality I'm looking to implement over time is as follows:
Users should be able to tag cards from the card game the forum is centered around, Flesh and Blood. This would cause the image for the card to pop up, as well a hover view with the relevant cards information, such as attack power etc.,
Later on, I'd like to start slowly working on a much more complex feature: the ability to add and share deck lists, that is, groups of cards folks play with during a game. As an example, you can see similar functionality over here on another forum for a similar game.
So, given that I am experienced in product development and have a good idea of what I am aiming to create, and have a good budget, where should I look for a talented developer to work with? Also, what language should I expect them to be proficient with? PHP? Or could the above functionality be built into IPBoard using other languages?
Thank you very much for any and all input.
P.S. apologies if this is the wrong forum, I can post it elsewhere if more appropriate