I manage JoesWriters.Club and as of now am the only developer.
I’m looking for an experienced discourse developer and someone who is organized in development cycles to help keep our project on track. Initially, any tips you could give in reply to this topic would be helpful. We are willing to hire the right candidate on an hourly basis with your minimum retainer required just to help me develop a long-term plan and provide guidance on best practices in pushing updates. I’m pretty disorganized just going straight into the server making changes or in the customization console. I’m not saving a git repository or docker image. I could probably get these things together on my own but I just want a smart developer to help keep me accountable.
I’m beginning to worry I might do something that will upset our members as well. For instance, I recently added the calendar plugin and the events plugin below:
I found when importing the iCal to google calendar only publically viewable events are showing. I considered whether it was because the google auth didn’t originally ask permission for google calendar API and added that to our google developer permissions. The real point is, even though I’ll figure out a solution eventually I’m worried some of our members may be using the calendar in their private rooms and I don’t want them to lose track of anything important if I make a major change.
We have plans for other integrations and customizations and guidance in designing a feasible timeline would be appreciated and compensated.
In the long-term, we are hoping to work with a developer who may be interested in joining our writing community and perhaps become a partner in our club. We are a small club and don’t have a very large budget for the ongoing development and would require someone skilled that would help us for a minimum base pay plus partnership interest.