deadbot is a Slack bot for keeping track of deadlines. Its main purpose is announcing that a deadline is near (and who is submitting) so we can avoid bugging people who are submitting.

The simplest use of deadbot is to execute

/deadline add CONF YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM [TZ]

This tells deadbot when a conference’s deadline is. Once the deadline is added, execute

/deadline set CONF

to tell deadbot that you are submitting to the conference.

deadbot can also put a deadline countdown on the sign:

/deadline sign CONF

You can also query deadbot for additional information about upcoming deadlines; run /deadline help for more.