For the capstone project of my Master’s Degree at RMIT University, 25 companies presented 40 projects of various domains and my eyes got stuck on a cloud-agnostic cost analyzer tool by a company that was born in the cloud. I was selected to work on the project with a team of 5 students and this is where my journey with Tidal Migrations began.

Over the course of 3 months, with an awesome team of 4 other students, we worked on the alpha version of Cloud Calculator and we were among the top-performing teams at the end of the project. A couple of months later I joined Tidal Migrations as a Migration Hacker.

I started working on Cloud Calculator and because of my previous experience with it, I was able to get up and running from the very first day at work. Since I joined Tidal Migrations, I have worked on multiple projects such as Cloud Calculator, SaveOnClouds, and Machine Stats to name a few.

During this year, I have been exposed to a wide range of tools and technologies such as React, NodeJS, .NET, Serverless Framework, Terraform and Packer builders. This has expanded my knowledge and passion for software development. Tidal Migrations also gave me space and a platform to work towards my interests and grow with the organization. As a result, I was also able to get my AWS certification for Solutions Architect Associate.

We are a remote-first company with team members spread across the world. I learned early on that the key to working effectively with my team is to have close communication. I also learned that I could use this independence and geographical freedom to travel and explore different places since I don’t have to “leave my job to travel the world”.

While working remotely from Melbourne, I had a plan to visit my bucket list of places and spending a month in each destination. I had laid down all the nitty-gritty details on a Notion board and got rid of all the excess things to make all my luggage fit in a car.

Little did I know, the city of Melbourne was about to embark on a journey of being in one of the longest lockdowns in the world. So, I had to adjust my plans like everyone else. However, I am glad to say that I have temporarily moved to India to visit my hometown where I continued working remotely and doing some travelling now that restrictions have started to ease out. Currently. I am in a beach shack in Goa writing this blog while being on a workcation.

I am looking forward to continuing working with amazing people and making high-value products to make your cloud migration journey easier.

Thank you for your time. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. 🙂

— Pranav Malaviya

Migration Hacker, Tidal Migrations