Welcome to the United States, unless you're a Canadian technologist who is an invited guest at a Microsoft conference, in which case, keep out
Ultimately, the customs agents concluded that because Microsoft was covering my flight and accommodation, I was being compensated for consulting activities. In order to enter the country, I’d need a work permit.
He says Customs, but I’m pretty sure it was really Immigration that stopped him.
Sorry, Darren. We miss you already. We even asked the rain to take a few days off and invited the sun out to play just for you.