A very unexpected mail arrived in my inbox yesterday:
I must admit I had to read it twice before it dawned on me. I’m very honored to been given this MVP award for my community contributions. My main interactions with that community happen through public speaking so I especially want to thank everyone who invited me over to come and speak at their events! Additionally, my gratitude goes out to my employer Xylos for letting me do these things, to Microsoft and to the awesome BIWUG crew that got me into the community in the first place.