MAS 040: Victor Savkin

Panel: Charles Max Wood
Guest: Victor Savkin
This week on My Angular Story, Charles speaks with Victor Savkin about his business Narwhal Technologies. In addition, they discuss Angular, past and current business projects, and their picks. Victor is a co-founder of, providing Angular consulting to enterprise teams. He was previously on the Angular core team at Google, and built the dependency injection, change detection, forms and router modules.
In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Victor’s background.
Two of Victor’s past episodes on the “My Angular Story:”

Episode 42
Episode 123

When and how did you get into programming?

Back when Victor was in Russia and playing games.
This brought him to the idea that “I could build my own game” when he was a teenager.

Programming is hard and difficult, but also fun and enjoying.

There is a creative side to this.
State of flow.

How did you go from creating games with Flash to Angular?

Eventually ended up using Angular.
Victor prefers to use on the backend.

It’s interesting to see how things have changed, such as Data Flow and Business Logic. In what ways do you think it has improved?
Charles first got into programming it was Rails.

JavaScript sprinkles
Ember into Angular

Why does this feel much harder – because we are solving much more complicated issues.

Look at the tools we have today.

How did you get into Angular 14?


What contributions do you feel that you have made on the Angular team?

Angular Dart

In writing Angular apps, Charles is curious, how is it different writing the framework vs. an app within the framework?
What made you and Jeff leave Google and go start Narwhal Technologies (

I felt like I could provide more value.

What things have Narwhal been contributing to the community?
What are you working on now?


Personal life

Wedding in August and buying a home for Victor.


Past “My Angular Story” Episodes
Data Flow
Business Logic
Narwhal Technologies
Victor Savkin’s Angular
Victor Savkin’s Medium
Victor Savkin’s Twitter
Victor Savkin’s LinkedIn
Victor Savkin’s GitHub
Victor Savkin’s Lean Pub
Victor Savkin’s Nrwl Blog
Victor Savkin’s Book: Angular Router
Victor Savkin’s & Jeff Cross’ Book: Essential Angular
Digital Ocean
Cache Fly

Digital Ocean

Audio Books:

“The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks
“The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

Take a minute to be human through life’s different experiences.


Self-Help Books
They Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman
Go see your doctor first before you buy equipment!
Logitech Wireless Trackball
Vertical Mouse