Upcoming WVFC Aviation Movie Night

The calendar event should open automatically in ~2 seconds. If it doesn’t, you can click here.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any issues and I’ll be happy to debug. For those interested in why this page exists, I put some info below.

Hope to see you at movie night!

What’s Up With the Redirect Page?

The original goal was a QR code to directly create a calendar event for a generic mobile device.[1] It still seems like this should be doable… But I timeboxed making this solution, which meant keeping things simple where I could.

If you’re curious, here’s how I approached it. And if you know a better solution, please let me know! I’d love to remove a few steps if I can.

QR Code

The QR code is from an online QR code generator.[2] It’s just a static URL, but when I linked to the Calendar file directly, my iPhone wouldn’t open it. Hence, using this page as a redirect.

Creating Calendar Event

I used an online calendar event tool to make the event, then confirmed nothing looked suspicious in the final file. The tool adds a note about how it was created and a UID based on the URL, but nothing odd.

Hosting the Calendar Event for Download

I’m a big fan of Github Pages as a poor man’s file hosting site.

Redirect on Load

I used a redirection meta block with a 2 second delay.

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2; URL=https://johnjackoleary.github.io/storage/wvfc/aviationmovienight/AviationMovieNightBTTC.ics" />

  1. Maybe with some sort of calendar deep link?
  2. Also good to know, you can make QR Codes of generic text. Highly recommend for messing with siblings.