I am a newbie to Monero development.
I am trying to understand what steps I would need to take to to Fork Monero, make some changes to number of coins etc and create a wallet. Can anyone outline the steps?
Monero is based on Cryptonote, which has a forking guide. This guide will show you the places in Monero's codebase that you'll want to examine and modify: https://github.com/cryptonotefoundation/cryptonote#cryptonote-forking-how-to
The main things you'll want to do are: