I contacted some time ago with vague questions.
Now we know a lot more.
So we have an application which is called LWT (Learning With Text), it is used in order to learn a language by using texts. This app exists on sourceforge, but it's mono-user.
We tried to turn it into multi-user but decided to it would bebetter to just start again from scratch with a service which does only what we want and nothing else.
So we hired a guy from portugal, and he's sloppy and slow, etc.
Long story short, we want to replace him by someone really good.
We started our development using Yii and Couchdb.
We are close to having a beta, running, but still a bit far from having something to sell.
Would you be interested in continuing this development and develop new features on it?
We pay 1700 euros for a set of feature that should take roughly a month to develop. But the faster the better of course. And we may discuss the features that can be developed and so on. And of course we welcome your suggestions.
I can give you access to the current site and some instruction to operate the thing so you would see what's there.
We want something terribly fast, because we expect a lot of traffic. So we need to put all our chances on our side for that. That makes the project very challenging.
The platform will be: Linux (maybe Ubuntu, but we may change for seomthing faster later), NGINX, php with APC, yii and mongodb, possibly memcache if needed and any suggestion you may have.
I see you like coffescript and node.js and other things I don't know. Again, open to suggestions.