After a long period of silence, I'm back! About a year ago I transitioned to oDesk, where I got the chance to learn and implement many new technologies.
The new oDesk visitors site (ie whatever the user sees before they signup) is built on a django stack, using apache and running on multiple EC2 instances, with an RDS backend. We also use continuous integration with jenkins and have an automated deployment process which allows us to easily push our code changes in multiple servers seamlessly. In our FE we are using HTML5, Compass and OOCSS to make our code cleaner and more reusable and django compressor to minify it.
The road was long, rough and exciting. I learned way too many things and still learning during this project...since its not over yet. :)
I'll try to share my experiences in the following months, but for now please browse through the odesk site as a visitor and enjoy the experience.
Stay tuned for more updates.