You’re an absolute beginner to Pods and most of WordPress. You’re going to need a roadmap, a guidebook, a quick onramp guide to getting started with Pods, from Creation to Display.
You’re very comfortable with PHP Templates and the WordPress Theme Hierarchy. You just need a quick guide for dealing with Custom Post Types and Relationships the Pods way.
You’ve been coding since you were an infant. You really only need a quick reference and code reference (and cheatsheet) and you’ll be working in Pods just fine.
In this eleven part series, Steve Burge on OSTraining.com provides a simple introduction to Pods. He covers creating custom post types in Pods, adding fields to the Pods, using Pods Templates and shortcodes to display the Pods.