This is an atypical "integration" — instead of Beeminder fetching Slack data into your Beeminder goals, we're going to send Beeminder goal data into Slack! There are a couple different options available to make Beeminder more effective via Slack.
Once you've authorized Beeminder to connect to your Slack account in your account permissions, you'll be able to get reminders via Slack (alongside all the other methods, of course). Make sure you've authorized Beeminder to post to Slackbot. If you want reminders posted more publicly in addition to the private DMs, you can also authorize Beeminder to post to specific channels in your team.
To enable reminders via DM, simply check the Slack DM box next to the goal in your reminder settings and Save Changes.
To enable reminders in a specific channel, enter the #channelname in the Slack Channel box next to the goal in your reminder settings and Save Changes.
If you can add the Beeminder Slackbot to your team, Beebot lets you add data to your goals, tells you the most urgent deadlines on command, and even lets you schedule charges for one-off tasks (similar to our defunct GTBee app).
The available commands are:
/bee helpwill list these available commands!
/bee listwill display your five soonest-derailing goals
/bee list Nwill display your N soonest-derailing goals
/bee goalnamewill display the status and graph for the goal with that goalname
/bee goalname date value "comment"will add a datapoint to the goal with that goalname
/bee goalname++is a shortcut for adding a datapoint of 1 for today for the goal with that goalname
/bee goalname--is a shortcut for adding a datapoint of -1 for today for the goal with that goalname
/bee charge N in Xwill schedule a charge of $N to be triggered in X minutes
/bee charge cancelwill cancel a pending charge
/bee charge helpwill list more available charge options and examples
There is also some extra functionality that isn't as closely tied to Beeminder, but might still be useful or interesting to you! Try out the help commands listed below to learn more.
/bid helpif you're interested in sealed-auctions (or guesses) functionality
/karma helpif you're interested in a lightweight karmabot
/roll Nto roll an N-sided die, when you need help making a decision
/tagtime helpif you'd like to get TagTime pings via Slack
/tock helpif you're interested in a pomodoro-esque time tracking tool (whose results you can send to a Beeminder goal via
/tock beemind goalname)
Keywords: Slack bot, Slackbot, adding data via Slack