My name is Tobias Kohn, a former teacher turned academic, aiming to make computing more accessible to those who are not experts—in particular students who take their first steps in programming. While we all know that Python is an awesome language, you also need the right tools to use it, of course (which is why we are all here I guess). So, I created a small IDE called TigerJython with some additional support for learners, such as improved error messages. With the help of a few great friends, our IDE has turned into a very rewarding project and our Java-based IDE is now complemented by a web version based on Skulpt. Whenever I have a free minute I am working on a new open sourced version of TigerJython.
I am also the author of the IDE used in the Jython Environment for Music, which started off with the same core, but is more geared towards college-level students and artists.
When writing code in a scientific or ‘production’ context (rather than education), I am a big fan of PyCharm and IntelliJ and thus happy to see folks from the JetBrains team here . Thanks for providing us with such a great IDE to start with!
And, last but not least: thanks Brett for setting this category up!