Quote from Mordeth
I already told you about my CS background, but I have no idea how to get into Minecraft modding. Any suggestions on where to start?
Well you can always just google tutorials first to get a feel for the code and how it works. I suggest TheTechGuy's tutorials (I forget the link), because he explains the parts of the code. Also, if you want to expand your java knowledge, I suggest you watch TheNewBoston's tutorials for beginning java (http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=31).