I am a senior in high school with a bit of time on my hands (all my academic classes are finished, just easy classes now). Currently, I am a 2nd Year Java Programmer with a bit of experience.
I have been playing around with FoC's XML files to mod the game (minor mods like adjusting health, damage, pop counts, etc). I'm looking to start studying XML, or whatever language I need to learn, and hopefully join a mod team that is willing to help me.
Welcome to modding! I'm currently a freshman in highschool, so I still have academic classes to worry about, but modding is a great time killer on those days you have nothing to do.
If you want to get to know more about modding I suggest you sign up atEEAW
There should be a more active community there, and some tutorials and links to help you get started in adding units, texturing, etc.
anyways, enjoy your stay -Mob